January 28, 2011
Pippi Longstocking never quite breaks the laws of physics, but she is an impossible creature, a fantasy of empowerment: rich, self-confident, unnaturally strong, perpetually delighted, never compromising, never defeated.
January 27, 2011
Have we already lost interest in the Gulf oil spill, or is it possible that the report itself is to blame for our fading interest?
January 10, 2011
by C. Max Magee
I was walking down the stairs with the book in hand because, though a fairly precocious young reader, I’d come across a word I’d never seen before.
January 10, 2011
The Internet was the big bogeyman, the great scapegoat of 2010.
November 22, 2010
by Buzz Poole
Marketing a book is more of an uphill battle than ever in our forget-me-now culture of constant media noise. And so were born internet literary stunts.
October 30, 2010
The comic is vibrant, warm, and beautifully drawn; unlike its staggering peers, it’s outrageously alive.
October 20, 2010
I ride to school and whisper words like “threshold,” “doomsday,” and “willow tree.”
October 19, 2010
Finishing a story – a good, well-written story – about a character both well developed and personally intriguing, and knowing that another story about that very same character is out there somewhere, has become, for me, one of the best feelings in the world.
September 30, 2010
Fiction can be depressing, of course, but there’s something intrinsically optimistic about the process by which tragedy and frailty are turned into art.
September 28, 2010
Remembering vanished shirts is a somewhat wistful thing. Each one means so much, yet each will disappear.