A series of motifs in literature allows us to say, as a general principle as well as an experiential possibility, no one wants to be the younger brother. In folktales, the narrative perspective is generally either told from the point of view of the older brother, or else the younger brother is telling the tale […]
The first time I met Allen Ginsberg he peed on my foot. But, that is not the only thing I remember about the vaunted poet of the “Beat Generation.”
America has reached its highest level of adult illiteracy in decades. Although I cannot speak for education in general, I do believe there are several reasons why we are experiencing a crisis at the college level.
At the age of 35, I decided it was time I got my license.
James Frey gave the public what it was looking for, and was probably a little more subject to its whim than he realized.
I’m one of the nobodies who thinks it’s pretty cool. I’m an insecure starfucker too, Laura/Speedy/JT. I got mine from you.
Novelist Christian Bauman ponders the triumphs and tribulations of memoirists James Frey and Anthony Swofford and the lure of the publishing industry’s nonfiction fix
One dead sheep in the middle of the trail could be anything. But two? This smacked of human agency. Or the supernatural.
I was beginning to get embarrassed, though I was the one who had invited them to watch.
Apprehension, or size 6 knee-length empire-waist strapless in burnt sienna silk shantung with pomegranate bow band
You would like to believe that the panic attack you had in Soho had nothing to do with the bridesmaid’s dress you selected moments before.
deer season (which started this weekend) freaks the deer out so
much that they start doing crazy things like running around hunting
for cars to crash into when they SHOULD be sleeping.
I am running through the halls of Paumanok Elementary School. I’m not late. Tardiness hasn’t occurred to me yet. "No running in the halls!" is a constantly necessary reprimand for children, while conversely it is quite difficult to get an adult to run. He or she must be under some grave duress like chasing a […]
His idea of America lay in the world of myth. The kid was young, uneducated, sleeping on the streets.
Did you know she crossed Times Square in the air? Did you know she can hang from the sky by her teeth?