Winona’s Great River Shakespeare Festival draws actors from across the globe each summer to stage the bard’s classic works. This year,  the festival’s 10th season, organizers hope to lure a lot more Minnesota audiences, too. The company is staging performances of King Henry V and Twelfth Night. King Henry V is essentially a meditation on leadership and Read more

Last week Random House and Penguin merged to create what they’re calling “the world’s first truly global trade book publishing company” – Penguin Random House. Boris Kachka writes in the New York Times that, by trimming the number of book publishers, such consolidations threaten the diversity of literature, which has dire consequences for both writers Read more