A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility and Innocence Lost
Many ’60s histories are too recent for perspective or too romanticized for accuracy. Frye Gaillard’s A Hard Rain, though not without occasional bias, is sober, admirably balanced and meticulous. In 72 chapters, he takes the reader on a novel-like journey, year by year, chronicling and intertwining JFK, LBJ, King, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, Gloria Steinem, and a host of supporting artists, activists and journalists, following them toward their respective destinies. Not all of the endings are happy. At one point I recalled Jim Morrison’s phrase, “No one here gets out alive.” This one is likely to become a definitive work.
– Bruce Collier
Elevation (Audiobook, Narrated by the Author)
With very few exceptions, my consumption of Mr. King’s novels for the past decade and a half has been audiobooks, thanks to superior production and a roster of exceptional narrators. There was a lot riding on the author’s return to the microphone, and he delivers the goods. It also helps that the story is a great one, about a Castle Rock resident’s unusual malady and his circle of friends—short on creepiness, but long on heart. Stick around for another treat—Mr. King reads his 2018 story “Laurie,” inspired by his dog Molly, a/k/a The Thing of Evil.
– Chris Manson
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Live Music Review – Love Gun
Maritime Park, Pensacola, October 21, 2018 At Pensacola’s Maritime Park, in the shadow of Wahoo Stadium on a crisp night, New Orleans-based KISS tribute band Love Gun took the stage. ...
Studio Fit Offers More Than Just Exercise
By Samantha Lambert When you walk into Studio Fit, you feel the vibe of having fun and working out at the same time. You hear voices singing along to the Latin...
Proud Veterans of the Liberal Air Force
After I posted a short video clip and some photos of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s recent visit to Harbor Docks (the best damn restaurant on the Emerald Coast—shoutout to Gail, shoutout...
Thursday, Nov. 8 AJ’S, Destin DJ BOOM, 8 PM-Close (Bimini Stage) BLACK EYED BLONDE, 9:30 PM (Bimini Stage) NFL on the Jumbotron Screen AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM CAMILLE’S,...
THROUGH SATURDAY, NOV. 10 THE 15TH ANNUAL BEACHES TO WOODLANDS TOUR Santa Rosa County BeachesToWoodlands.com Lose yourself in a corn maze, feel the adrenaline of a zip line tour through fall foliage,...
Bloody Mary Fest Pays Off for Habitat for Humanity
The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on October 6, raising $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County....