Today is the fortieth anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of Ronnie Van Zant and five others associated with the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Reports are circulating that bestselling author and unofficial spokesperson for Appalachia JD Vance has met with controversial strategist Steve Bannon regarding openings at the Heritage Foundation.
One of my favorite literary memories was hearing George Saunders read the short story “Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz” when his first collection Civilwarland in Bad Decline was published.
Part of being an educated KISS fan is being ready to — at times — be ripped off. I’ve written extensively about my lifelong obsession with the masked rockers and I don’t think it’s at all incompatible to say that I have the utmost respect for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley while also always being leery of their products.
Known for fantastic songs like “Werewolves of London,” Warren Zevon was a voracious reader. After his death in 2003, his family has been dealing with the library numbering in the thousands.
Mega-gargantuan-humongo bestselling author J.K. Rowling preached perserverance to aspiring authors. From our jaded blogger perspective, it’s easy to roll our smug eyes and get snarky about a super successful writer saying “Keep going!”