Amanda Bales' Pekolah Stories is a despairing portrait of rural America.
A brutal look north on 6th Ave., so you can see what it has become, as Manhattan becomes as bland as Maypo.
You’re not going to find an Elle Nash story in The New Yorker, but if you’ve lost hope with bland Big Five fiction, start exploring indie publishers like Short Flight/Long Drive Books.
The poet’s new American imagination looks uncomfortably like the old.
All of this is seen from my front door.
Some gems of 7th Ave.
As health officials issue new Coronavirus mandates, I remind myself that God is still in charge. It’s not easy.
Manic depression is a frustrated mess. The lyrics swirl in the back of his mind.
Walking the length of 5th Ave. that the tour buses and walking tours don't reach.
Observing architecture and nature in a divided country.
Visiting some of the Santas dotting Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
What will it mean for the Little Russian porn industry?
There’s nothing worse than soggy greens drowned in oil and vinegar.
The consequences of war.
The Landers’ house was a regular hangout for my oldest friend Michael and me.
Françoise Mouly, Art Spiegelman and Steven Heller helped us read ourselves raw.
There’s a thread between a hollowed-out, corporate language and a culture catered to the sensibilities of the upper middle class.
Only when he finished his novel did he seem to fully arrive into himself.
Get back to me in the morning.
Different sorts of creatures, exploring the very same world.
Mailer and Dick Cavett reminisce about the run-in that happened on the same show the previous year.
A brief interview with the late author promoting her book Killing Rage: Ending Racism.
A documentary on Arthur Rimbaud, born on this day in 1854, directed and co-written by Étienne Faure.
Documentary featuring friends and associates including Paul Williams, Miriam Lloyd, Robert Anton Wilson, and Ray Nelson.
The legendary American writer and critic discusses his extraordinary life and career with Professor Anthony Clare.
An interview with the author shortly after the release of The Secret History, when she was 29.
Half an hour with the author around the debut of the TV mini-series based on The Stand.
An excellent 53-minute interview with the late author who died last weekend at the age of 89.
The acclaimed American writer gave this reading at the University of Alabama in September 1990.