Thursday, October 30 2014
The second half of the19th century saw the murder rate drop precisely when "the activity of enjoying a murder became increasingly acceptable."
Tuesday, August 19 2014
The YA crowd is full of articulate, well-read, hungry hyenas. They'll rip my lungs out for this. They'll crucify me. They'll leave my corpse in a ditch.
Monday, June 2 2014
Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.
Tuesday, March 9 2010
Whatever the subject at hand, nearly every page of this collection evinces Fiedler’s intelligence, erudition, panache, and combativeness.
Wednesday, January 13 2010
J.C. Hallman writes about what he calls a “kind of personal literary analysis, criticism that contemplates rather than analyzes” that inspired him to compile these works by writers from Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence to Susan Sontag and Milan Kundera.
Wednesday, May 30 2007
Donaldson sets out to rescue Robinson from his detractors and his admirers alike.
Wednesday, May 16 2007
To be or not to be a philosopher did not concern Shakespeare, so far as we know. And we know very little.
Tuesday, April 3 2007
While many of us are proud of reading regularly, voraciously, or eclectically, how many of us really pay close attention to what we read?