‘Time Out of Mind’ is rich study on Dylan


The second installment of Ian Bell’s two-part biography of Bob Dylan, “Time Out of Mind,” is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter’s life and career.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Books for children - Oct. 19

Book recommendations for young readers.

COLUMNS

California dreamin’ of a good burger

I completely forgot to write my column last month because my son, Dillon, got married in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Emma, a beautiful and gracious young woman whom I am proud to call my daughter-in-law.

Eightmile RiverFest celebrates a natural gem

The EightMile RiverFest 2014 takes place Saturday at Devil's Hopyard State Park.

DEAR ABBY

Halloween cowgirl can leave her pistol at home

DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl.

Cheap candy might work magic on Halloween goblins

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widow, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Every October, I start dreading Halloween, which I consider to be a legal form of extortion.

Woman objects to accusation that she’s a ‘status digger’

DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring and will make a great boyfriend, husband and father someday.

Living together may end long-distance engagement

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Derrick,” and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we’ve been together he has been overseas.

Woman’s first marriage is over, but thoughts of her ex linger

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem that’s consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don’t know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily basis.

Woman who abuses boyfriend can’t figure out how to stop

DEAR ABBY: I think I have an abuse problem. I have been with my boyfriend for a year, and already I feel like he is fed up with me. I don’t want to lose him.

Transgender ex-husband is embarrassment to his sons

DEAR ABBY: After 10 years of marriage, my now ex-husband told me he is transgender

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Oct. 20

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Dealing with institutions, banks, government agencies and authority figures will be challenging but revealing.