An argument that wicked play outweighs hard work in our country's heritage.
Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.
Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.
Watching 12 Years a Slave -- and thinking back to a less celebrated film.
The author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots on the inspiration for a character.
How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their WWII service.
Is the Internet revolutionizing global dissent?
A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.
Spouses are for sale in the first volume of a new dystopian-future series.
The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.
A pair of damaged souls try to knit together worlds unraveled by circumstance.
The question of American slavery exploded into open war in 1861 -- but the deeper conflict was already a century old.
What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?
Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.
From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.
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