Pinocchio author Carlo Collodi was a socially concerned writer who wanted his fellow Italians (especially children) to avoid becoming ensnared in a life of penury.
Comics Artist Darryl Cunningham’s latest nonfiction graphic novel, Putin’s Russia, puts Vladimir Putin’s rise to power in simple and clear perspective.
When Americans realized the atom bomb their country created could be turned on them, arts and society alike bunkered down into nightmares of nuclear destruction.
How did Calvin Klein’s gender-neutral CK One, with its scent like “a vodka tonic with lemon twist”, help inspire gender revolution?Perfume follows the fragrant path into queer culture.
Punk Drummers Greendays’ Tré Cool, the Wrecks’ Lynn Perko-Truell, Rat Scabies’ Shari Page, and Rough Francis’ Urian Hackney on the need to make beats.
Amy Silverberg’s comedy is at once wry, playful, and at times beautifully filthy, like the trash-riddled Santa Monica Pier during a pink-tangerine sunset.
Ariel Delgado Dixon’s compulsively readable debut novel, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, explores what it means to cope with a shared, painful past.
Terry Eagleton’s richly informed writing is enhanced by perspicacity, wit, and discrimination. Yet his focus on five writers in ‘Critical Revolutionaries’ is missing something.
Kate Wisel, the author of Driving in Cars with Homeless Men, shares her thoughts on writing linked story collections, drawing inspiration from real life, and adapting her work for television.