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Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

The local author earned national praise and national rage for new book Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon.

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Heather Havrilesky, a Former Durhamite Turned New York Advice Columnist, Comes Home to Fix Your Life

Havrilesky brings a live version of her popular Ask Polly column to Motorco Music Hall.

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In a Surprising Comic Book Sequel, Fight Club Goes Global, Meta, and Mad

We speak with Chuck Palahniuk, who comes to the Regulator Bookshop next week.

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Family, Death, and Southern Exposure in Photographer Sally Mann’s Hold Still

The internationally renowned photographer visits Flyleaf Books and Meredith College this week.

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Though Durham’s Nice Price Books Is Gone, There’s Cause for Hope as Well as Despair

As Nice Price gives way to Papa John’s, we take a history walk down the homeo path.

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The Guild Creator Felicia Day Defeats Sexism and Anxiety to Become Queen of the Geeks

Day discusses her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at Cat’s Cradle on Wednesday, April 27.

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A Raleigh Scholar Proves the Influence of Langston Hughes’s Poetry on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Rhetoric

W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream, appears at The Regulator Bookshop on Tuesday, April 12.

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Apocalypse How? Carrboro’s Phil Torres on Nanobots, Biotech, A.I., and Other Onrushing Threats to Our Species

Torres, a scholar in existential risk studies, recently published The End: What Science and Religion Tell us About the Apocalypse.

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UNC professor Kenneth Janken explores a racially motivated miscarriage of justice in The Wilmington Ten

Janken discusses his new nonfiction book at Quail Ridge Books on Jan. 21.

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Ten great local books of 2015

A speculative fiction omnivore picks his 10 favorites from a bumper crop of local fiction.

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LGBTQ writers explore the perils of identity in new, locally published anthology Writing the Walls Down

The anthology came out in October on Chapel Hill’s Trans-Genre Press, by and for transgender people.

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An old-school book lover in praise of the audiobook

Plus, local authors weigh in with a wide variety of perspectives on the audiobook form.

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A Chapel Hill man founds a trailblazing literary press, by and for transgender people

A.J. Bryce’s Trans-Genre Press is preparing its second release, the LGBTQ anthology Writing Down the Walls.

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Fall Guide: The Orphan Master’s Son author Adam Johnson pulls back the curtain on his acclaimed fiction

Johnson comes to Quail Ridge Books with new short-story collection Fortune Smiles Sept. 3.

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Fall Guide: Editor’s picks for the most stimulating readings

Rick Bragg, Steven Pinker, Richard Ford and more top authors visit the Triangle this fall.

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Sean Jackson chucks North Carolina into the dustbin in dystopian novel Haw

The Cary author reads from Haw at Raleigh’s So & So Books Aug. 29.

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In Blue Fasa, Duke poet Nathaniel Mackey defends ancient bonds between poetry and music

The latest addition to Mackey’s epic “Song of the Andoumboulou” project is out now from New Directions.

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New architecture book Drawing from Practice explores the role of hand-drawing in an age of digital design

The book, edited by a Wake Forest-based architecture journalist, features big-name locals such as Phil Freelon.

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