Tuesday, May 14 2013
Kathryn Schulz’s failure to appreciate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterwork, as professed on Vulture.com, is a contemporary case study for how not to assess literature.
Tuesday, October 9 2012
Before Occupy Wall Street rattled the money merchants, Herman Melville and the Beats shook the city's foundation with gumption and glee.
Thursday, September 1 2011
Can ideology be passed on without being radically altered? In Damaged #2 creators Michael and John Schwarz along with writer David Lapham and artist Leonardo Manco explore this question that is at once artistic, relevant to the digital economy and core American values. Explore more of the story in the free-to-download preview attached to this story.
Monday, July 11 2011
Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?
Thursday, June 10 2010
Marion Meade's new book begs the question: Are literary biographies necessary? Somewhere in the afterlife, Nathanael West is having a good chuckle.
Monday, July 7 2008
Gessen's writing most resembles F. Scott Fitzgerald’s in the struggle to represent youth and beauty without succumbing fully and uncritically to their seduction.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.