The Man Who Saw a Ghost
Open Shelves, Secret Agreements
Edited and Co-Edited Books
New Work / News
"Superstar" at 50
Just Another Birthday Party with the Folks
Prisoner & Eunuch
Belle and Sebastian
Bonzo Dog Band
George Roy Hill
hunter s. thompson
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jorge Luis Borges
Leopold and Loeb
Late to the party as usual, I earlier watched an episode of the acclaimed, now-three-seasons-old IFC comedy series Documentary Now!, with...
Wolves in the night
Arthur Koestler died this day in 1983, age 77. His great novel Darkness at Noon (1941), concerning the party purges and show trials of...
Kate Chopin was born today in 1850. The Awakening (1899), a novel, is her essential work, and "The Story of an Hour" (1894) among the...
Get back to where—?
The news that Peter Jackson will be assembling a new version of the Beatles' Get Back-Let It Be footage is interesting and exciting....
Rabbit hole redux
Hawthorne's The Celestial Railroad, comprising stories published between 1832 and 1851, is recommended for the well-known items, which...
Red and black
Red-Color News Soldier is a book of text and photographs by Li Zhensheng, who between 1966 and 1980, throughout Mao's Cultural...
Forward into the past
Yesterday at a used bookstore in New York, I got a Sixties paperback of Letters from the Earth, a collection of Mark Twain pieces that he...
For the curious
Thinking three things about Robinson Crusoe today: 1. I had a children's version of this from Scholastic Book Club, a severe condensation...
Yesterday I realized a minor ambition of a few years' standing and read Harriet the Spy. I discovered I love this book and I love this...
Blowing in the wind
On Halloween, one last recommendation for lovers of the ghost story.