Armed with a powder-blue cowboy hat bedazzled by her mother, a homemade vest and a turquoise bolo tie made by her great-grandfather, Brandi Carlile gave her first solo performance at the Northwest Grand Ole Opry Show at 8 or 9. The deal was sealed.
Charlie Birger met his demise on a hangman’s gallows in Benton on April 19, 1928. It was Illinois’ last execution by hanging. A new podcast produced by SIU students dramatizes the SIU Press book about Birger's life of crime in Southern Illinois.
With stay-at-home orders in place in Illinois until April 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIU faculty have a few insights for people who might want to catch up with the classics in film and literature during their free time.
Here's a quick roundup of six recently released fiction and nonfiction paperbacks that are worth a look.
Recently there have been a ton of great children’s books to choose from — more than what could fit here. But here are some of the best, ranging from preschool picture books to chapter books for middle schoolers.
From memoirs to interviews and a collection of songs and drawings, there's a little something for everyone here.
There’s only one of you.
You love having your family at home in your house.
This is a curl-up-by-the-fire kind of book, but it’s not a happy holiday one. Instead, it’s razor-like and scheming and wonderful.
Your shovel has been waxed.
You saw that coming.