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Best Film Photography Books | IndieWire

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Still photography is full of lessons — about framing, lighting, depth of field — that filmmakers draw from all the time. If you’re thinking of getting into the field, film photography books are a great way to help improve your craft. Regardless of whether you’re currently in school

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Longview native’s books inspired by woods of East Texas | Lifestyle

Author May Cobb’s inspiration for her novels comes from the East Texas woods of her childhood.

The Longview native’s latest book, “The Hunting Wives,” was released this past month and is set in the fictional town of Mapleton.

“I call the town Mapleton, but it’s really Longview,” said Cobb, who now lives in Austin. “I just fictionalized it and gave it a different name, but anyone in Longview will recognize it.”

Cobb lived in Longview her entire life until she left for college.

“I still have family there, and I just think it’s such a special place,” she said. “I

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New Books About Music to Read This Summer

“Last Chance Texaco,” named for one of the memorable songs on that first album, also offers accounts of her problematic romances with Tom Waits, Lowell George and Dr. John. Musicians are trouble, but it’s music (starting with childhood obsessions with “West Side Story” and Laura Nyro) that provides her stability. She has a breakthrough writing the stunning ballad “Company” — “a visceral, tortuous process … these were pure feelings as airy and unrooted as a color or a tingle.”

There’s a detailed description of a genuinely odd, fantastical encounter with Van Morrison at an Irish music festival, but she mostly

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