You used to be a happy kid. Then you changed the channel. You found Sean Hannity.
Sadly, the news cycle has been laden with reports and opinings relating to the nightmare Bedlamite regime that hastens over the American Empire.
Musical artists softened the blow of a rough year by turning out some of the best releases of the decade so far.
Command and Control gives a mostly eyewitness account of an otherwise ordinary workplace accident at a nuclear warhead storage facility that could have led to full-scale devastation in the American South.
I decided to stop tipping. Why give money to waiters? They’ll just squander it. Think about it: that’s 20% of every meal cost right back in my pocket. BOOM.
New books this week include Dawn Tripp’s novel of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Italian memoir, a debut novel from Idra Novey, and National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino’s latest.
When people ask what I’ve been up to lately, I say, “Not much, just lounging in my new Snuggie and reading Amber Sparks’ The Unfinished World.”
New books released this week include “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie, “The Man Without a Shadow” by Joyce Carol Oates, and “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson.
After encountering a giant Bernie Sanders on Fremont Street last night, I realized that as a former Vermonter, I’d be remiss not to prop up a few books that #feelthebern.
Writers on self-pity, “the most destructive of non-pharmaceutical narcotics.” Also, why so much “competitive victimhood” in social media?