Flannery O’Connor
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Bruce Springsteen Shouts at the Hard of Hearing
7 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

Why has Springsteen set aside his storytelling in favor of social jeremiads? Who is he singing to? Why is he trying to do something different now, or is it just, as some critics claim, his brand of righteous rock as usual? The critical questions are not about the subjects, but instead, style, method and strategy.


The Price Paid by a Misfit Writer & His Posthumous Reward: 'Butterfly in the Typewriter'
22 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

The absurd and caricatured in John Kennedy Toole's satire about a fat man in his native New Orleans obsessed with the decline of humanity since the Middle Ages lends itself to its own eccentricity.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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