Monday, January 24 2011
Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.
Wednesday, January 20 2010
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Reading deeply and widely at the very least makes us less dull and more patient, and it happens to be the only way to make informed, qualitative judgments within and across genres.
Thursday, October 27 2005
'Decades from now, fans will unearth his tomes and savor their sensational scares the way we lord over Stoker's violent vamp, or Shelley's modern Prometheus.' Bill Gibron assesses the works of horror master, Stephen King.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?
Monday, January 18 2010
As the new millennium accelerates we witness our world consumed by an international economic crisis fueled by unrestricted consumption and greed. Hence, the relevance of Stephen King's 'Needful Things'.
Sunday, May 3 2009
The mobilization of the military to control the spread of the current outbreak of a rare strain of the swine flu in Mexico City is right out of Stephen King’s The Stand.
Tuesday, March 4 2008
Childhood and the end of innocence are vividly portrayed in Stephen King's novella The Body, and Rob Reiner's excellent interpretation, Stand by Me.
Thursday, February 2 2012
In imagining he has the right to kill another so that he can single-handedly change history, how different is Jake from the fanatical Oswald, who killed Kennedy to bolster his customized view of the world?
Tuesday, November 23 2010
In a version of America, post-economic collapse, the monster that haunts our dreams is no longer Pennywise the Clown. It's Don Draper.
Wednesday, May 12 2010
A novella (actually more of a long short story) about a player whose career has been literally erased.
Wednesday, December 9 2009
Not even The Stand had so many major characters come to gruesome ends.
Tuesday, December 2 2008
Never, in fact, has King seemed more mature or more sure of himself as a writer.
Monday, November 12 2012
Crusty old horror comics have played a significant role in the work of author Stephen King.
Tuesday, July 19 2011
A few idiosyncratic passages from the cult classic series by Stephen King may have a lot to say about ludic point-of-view.
Monday, June 17 2013
When it comes to Stephen King, I’m partial to the smaller efforts: novellas, short novels, experiments, the quieter, more interior stuff. It’s not
Thursday, January 26 2012
On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, I spent half an hour or so discussing Stephen King with my colleague David Lazarus on Patt
Thursday, December 23 2010
LOS ANGELES — The creations of Stephen King have been keeping people up at night for decades, but Ron Howard has been losing sleep lately for
Tuesday, November 17 2009
"You know, I'm a lazy son of a gun." So says Stephen King: a man who just published a story in the New Yorker and