A while back, Salon’s Laura Miller asked the musical question, “Is the literary world elitist?” My short answer? Yes. Because it’s supposed to be. The word “literary” has a certain … Continue reading
Uh oh. Recalled. Guess we’ll have to have something healthy tonight, like Beef Porcupines.
If you’re like me, you love original manuscripts — that is, the actual pieces of paper an author wrote on and corrected. It’s even better when there are coffee stains … Continue reading
Because she’s dead. More outlandishly bad jokes here. That is all.
Psssst. Have you heard? The Iowa Writers’ Workshop was a CIA front in the ’50s and ‘60s. Oh, wait. No. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop was funded by the CIA. Sorry. … Continue reading
Cute animals galore, but Assad is still in charge over there in Syria. Oh, and North Korea is one big torture chamber. Why can’t the cute animals make a difference?
As far as mind-blowing Monday morning reads go, this item in the Times Sunday Review was successful. It did. Blow my mind, that is. I’ve heard of this concept before, … Continue reading
If you get your jollies gazing at inanimate objects arranged in pleasing patterns, feast your eyes on these “20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.” (Image via.)
Turns out that my promotional efforts last week were something of a bust. I’m speaking as objectively as I can, because expectations are always raised when you take the plunge … Continue reading