‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ brings childhood out of the woodwork

Hannah Croft hannahcroft.md@gmail.com Childhood friends Frog and Toad are getting ready to emerge from hibernation, with the help of Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department. For the next two weeks, Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre will turn forested for Tony…

19 students; 250,000 zip ties

David Liebig arts@mustangdaily.net A woven, cocoon-like structure the size of a phone booth hangs from the ceiling. Pop-up PA speakers pour out down-tempo indie jams. Throughout the room, students hunch over white tangles, working silently like sweatshop laborers. Some of…

Annual ‘Banned Book Week’ reaches final chapter

Banned Books Week came to its close Oct. 1. The event opened the floor for library patrons to discuss why certain books would be censored and to talk about the ideas that made those books controversial in the first place.

Top six books to read before next quarter

From drama to comedy, these six books to read over the summer will keep you entertained.

Tax exemptions on books for California students

California college students won’t see any reductions or exemptions for more than a year. Until then, buying online could the best option for the best price. Perhaps in June 2010 students will return to the campus bookstores and foot a more reasonable bill.

An American journalist uncovers WWII horror in “Sarah’s Key”

Alternating between a modern day journalist researching this event and a child living through the torment of the 1942 roundup, this novel makes for a compelling and provocative read.

Luxury and drama abound for “Bergdorf Blondes”

Guilty pleasures. We all have them, whether it’s trashy magazines or MTV reality shows, and there is definitely something to be said for indulging in the little things, even if they may not provide any intellectual stimulation.

Bored with the bookstore? SLO has alternatives

Moving to San Luis Obispo opens many doors when it comes to shopping at local, privately-owned businesses. When it comes to music and books, it can be tempting to just walk down to El Corral Bookstore, but next time you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, check out these locals businesses instead.