Now that former Alabama governor Robert Bentley has, finally, gone the hell away, I wonder how long it will be before we see book deals arise out of the scandal.
The discussion about actor Alec Baldwin’s recently published memoir Nevertheless perfectly encapsulates why reasonable conversation is impossible in this culture at the moment.
Sometimes pop culture just breaks your heart.
I like to believe that I’m not an old fogey who spends all his time on the porch bitching about kids today.
A look at the complex – and dangerous – connection between drugs and the rise of the Third Reich.
In 1995, I was working at a bookstore and a new short story writer came for a signing. Everyone was incredibly excited for the visit and raved about the story collection.
A charming little book about the best computers in the world, the Atari 400 and 800.
Why We Love It:
Atari has been given short shrift in the history of computing but their early home computers were some of the best around and they were emminently fun and usable.
It’s damn near impossible to get an accurate gauge of writing finances. As a whole, writing isn’t a highly paid profession.
Wells Tower exploded onto the literary scene with his 2010 short story publication Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned that featured mundane domestic trivialities set in unusual locations and time periods.
Okay, so I’m biased here.
But Ace Atkins has been a longtime favorite around these parts, and since I originally crossed paths with the former newspaperman,
This past weekend was a somber one for guitar fans.
First, on Saturday, news came about the passing of Chuck Berry.
In the publishing world (and movies, music, theater, and elsewhere I would imagine), books are often pitched by referring to a popular title and then putting a spin on it.