Tuesday Aug 19
Las Vegas Newstrip
Artists and writers helped us see the suffering of the Great Depression
Las Vegas, Nevada - New in Paperback: Witnesses to the Struggle - Imaging the 1930s California Labor Movement by Anne Loftis From the University of Nevada Press: "A wonderful book, beautifully written and a must read for labor, ethic, economic, Western, and social/cultural historians, and for those who treasure Americans."
Tuesday Aug 19
Monterey County Herald
Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert
James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.
The Ashland Daily Tidings
Display of banned books turns heads
You might not think a used book store could cause a sensation in this day and age, but Judi Honore, owner of Shakespeare Books & Antiques in downtown Ashland, is doing just that by showcasing - and selling - scores of books that get blacklisted every year.
The Motley Fool
Could a California Dust Bowl Suck These 3 Industries Dry?
As a resident of Southern California for 25 years of my life, I can certainly tell you a story or two about drought.
Wall Street Journal
Memories of the Mother Road
U.S. National Highway 66, the official, 2,440-mile-long Southwestern motor-vehicle route from Chicago to Los Angeles, began when federal officials strung together a number of existing trails.
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre plans eclectic 2014-2015 season
In between, the professional theater company will stage three hot new plays -- the intimate comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Martin Luther King drama "The Mountaintop" and the one-woman tour de force " " -- as part of its ongoing mission to offer a full spectrum of theatrical experiences.