“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.
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.
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.
As the creator of both Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs  (1875-1950) has given educator, critic, and author John Tibbetts countless hours of reading pleasure.