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Unbound Q&A: Howard Iceberg on the Titanic, Hemingway, and Rock & Roll

Photo by Michael McClure for <em>The Pitch</em>. Used by permission.

To kick off the Library’s Titanic Weekend of events April 13-15, 2012, observing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, Kansas City rock and roll lifesavers Howard Iceberg & the Titanics are playing a free concert on the Rooftop Terrace at Central.

Library Interview: Thomas Hart Benton Biographer Justin Wolff

Thomas Hart Benton: A Life - Justin Wolff

“I’m interested in art that speaks to the public, that takes on the political life of its moment,” says Justin Wolff, author of a new book about the life of the great Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton.

A Writer at Home: Whitney Terrell

Whitney Terrell basketball

Alert readers will know that as part of the Library’s Booketology tournament of books, we’re holding a drawing for a basketball signed by acclaimed Kansas City novelist Whitney Terrell.

Library Interview | Paul Benson on KC Fountains

J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

During the winter months Paul Benson holes up in his conservation studio atop the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. But beginning in April he packs up his tools and heads out to the fresh air and sunshine. It’s fountain-fixing time.

Library Interview: Attica Locke on Black Water Rising

Attica Locke

After several years of struggling to get her screenplays produced, Attica Locke decided it was time to go solo. She wrote a novel about something with which she was intimately familiar. And in her first attempt, she has a winner.

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