Book: L.A. punks in living color

‘We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California’


Book: Bettye LaVette’s blows and hits

‘A Woman Like Me’
By Bettye LaVette with David Ritz. Blue Rider Press; 272 pgs., $27.


Book: Step in and take a look around

'The Leight House: The Home and Collections of Leonard and Adele Leight'

‘The Leight House: The Home and Collections of Leonard and Adele Leight’


Book: Jason Howard’s unbridled Kentucky music

Jason Howard has been a big music fan since childhood.


Book: Taking shots with Watt from Pedro

To many who came up in the ’80s punk scene or ’90s alt-rock explosion, Mike Watt remains a folk hero.


Book: Historical mysteries

Sometimes it takes two (authors)

The opportunity to simultaneously dive into both history and mystery draws in many a reader.


Book: It’s the economy, stupid

‘Economix: How our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Words and Pictures’


Book: Them’s fightin’ words

Two events this week land at the crossroads of literacy and violence

Books are for nerds, librarians and kids?


Book: ‘Parklands of Floyds Fork’ introduces Louisville’s new park

‘A Landscape and Its Legacy: The Parklands of Floyds Fork’


Book: It’s not our fault

Book declares free will an illusion … to an extent

‘Free Will’
By Sam Harris. Free Press; 83 pgs., $9.99.