Re:Print

December 2009

The Best American Travel Writing 2009

If Jason Wilson’s foreword and Simon Winchester’s introduction to this fine collection of essays don’t hook you, well, you’re probably more


Poe for sale

What would you pay for an original work of Edgar Allan Poe? How about a first edition of his very first book? Would you care


November 2009

TV can’t measure up: Forensic Investigator

It’s hard to ignore the popularity of police procedural television shows, more specifically, those dealing in forensics and crime scene investigation. Investigators, police, and


The Fate of the Epistolary Novel

When is the last time you received an honest letter? We’re not talking about a greeting card from the drugstore racks or the family


Iran and the Remaking of the World

David Burnett's exquisite photograph book shows us the revolution that made Iran what it is today


Winnie the Pooh. In Latin.

Public libraries can be a treasure trove of semi-forgotten texts. Recently I was wandering through the Classics section (800s, poetry, philosophy, that sort of thing)


Woe Is Everyone

Patricia O'Connor's timeless grammar book, Woe Is I, is as important for the highly literate as it for those who ain't got a clue.


Once-Venerable L.A. Times Borrows From PopMatters

It is certainly no secret that I am a frequent correspondent with and major journalistic supporter of veteran screenwriter and novelist Rudy Wurlitzer, as any


October 2009

The Oz Man’s Fine New Christmas Story

One of the great times in my life was the ten years during which I read to my daughter Julia every night before her bedtime.


The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle is a brutal story about a man terribly disfigured in a car crash, burned to an almost unrecognizable crisp following an alcohol and


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

// Short Ends and Leader

"Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

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