Several newspapers picked up an Associated Press report that provided Richard Howorth’s suggestions for 11 books that explain the South and all it’s complexity.
It’s an unfortunate reality of the journalism and publishing business that magazines don’t succeed. And that sometimes they are given up for dead by the media conglomerates that own them.
Joe Queenan is one of my favorite writers and his New York Times book review of Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives,
I have some pages ripped out of an old Playboy magazine. They’re a little brittle from age and from all the moving around I’ve done since this 1997 issue hit the newstand.
One of my absolute favorite stories, and one that certainly makes editors/agents/record executives/movie producers/anyone-in-a-position-to-greenlight-a-creative-project cringe, is Kris Kristofferson landing a helicopter on Johnny Cash’s lawn in order to convince The Man in Black to record some of his music.
William T. Vollman took home the National Book Award for Fiction last night. His novel, Europe Central was considered a longshot to win the award and Vollman “looked stunned as he found his way to the podium,”