Recently I finished reading Jeffrey Eugenides’ stupendous 2002 novel, Middlesex. The book had been flying on my literary radar at a low level for several years,
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
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
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
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
David Burnett's exquisite photograph book shows us the revolution that made Iran what it is today
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)
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.
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
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.