By Jack Rightmyer/For The Sunday Gazette
March 8, 2015
Since Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson died ten years ago, fans of immersive journalism and stories that explore society’s ragged edges have had an insatiable need to fill that void and find the next outrageous journalist. Kent Russell appears to be the newest young writer to be labeled the next Hunter S. Thompson.
On Tuesday evening in the Schenectady County Community College auditorium, Gilbert King, a guest speaker invited in honor of Black History Month, commanded the attention of a small, but riveted audience of about 30 people as he told the story of Thurgood Marshall’s life before he became a Supreme Court justice.
by Jack Rightmyer/For The Sunday Gazette
February 22, 2015
In her new book, “Is Shame Necessary: New Uses for an Old Tool,” New York University professor Jennifer Jacquet argues that it’s time to bring back shame as an effective tool for the weak against the strong.
When Richard Cerasani looks at the majestic stone heads carved on Mount Rushmore, he sees his parents. His father, Arthur, was one of the sculptors who helped create the national memorial, while his mother, Mary, encouraged him from afar.
When Shari Quinn discovered her best friend of 20 years had been secretly romancing her boyfriend, she was inspired to write “Disloyalty,” a self-published saga that has repeatedly sold out at Capital Region bookstores.
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the Civil War correspondence of Abe Lincoln and Horace Greeley, but what about the somewhat contentious exchanges between Erastus Corning I and the nation’s 16th president?
Martin's new book, released this week, is "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world's top fantasy illustrators.
If Julia Kirk Blackwelder learned anything in her 10 years of research for her new book, “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady,” it’s that great scientists don’t necessarily make great businessmen.