It's been a rough week: we've lost some talented people. Longing to know more about Gwen Ifill, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, or Janet Reno? We offer these selections.
She wasn't just a pro in front of the camera; she was first and foremost a wonderful print journalist. The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama offers her unique take on the election of our 44th president.
Singer-songwriter Leon Russell is the subject of this captivating film, A Poem is a Naked Person. Les Blank filmed Russell and his band performing in concert and in the studio during 1972-1974. The film was held up for years due to commercial and creative differences. The wait was worth it.
It’s four in the morning and you’re looking for something to read to quiet the endless loop of Hallelujah in your head. Pick up a copy of I’m Your Man, the definitive biography of Leonard Cohen. This review quote says it all “The book is a seductive tribute to a master seducer.” We've got Cohen’s volumes of poetry and dozens of recordings in the Nashville Public Library collection. But you already know that, don’t you?
Janet Wood Reno served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until 2001. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11, 1993.
I'm not fancy. I'm what I appear to be. -Janet Reno