Four elderly gentlemen gather once a week to tell ghost stories by the fire in Peter Straub’s aptly-titled “Ghost Story,” a tale as old-fashioned as its main characters and frightening enough to give its readers a sleepless night or two.
Mark Halperin’s sudden fall from grace began after five women disclosed he was as frightening as any Halloween spectre: accounts of unwanted physical advances while he was the political director for ABC News have caused Penguin Press to kill his upcoming (and as yet untitled) book.
Here’s an interesting article on whether whether an author’s wishes must be honored after death. The article mentions that famed writer Terry Pratchett instructed that his hard drive should be crushed after his death.
There are shortcomings to energetically following any industry. If you’re a sportswriter, you learn that heroes are actually fallible and sometimes frail human beings.
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.
If Slushpile was a cuisine, it would be a bizarro fusion food of a plate overflowing with Mississippi catfish and Polish sausage,
With the recent discussion around removal of Confederate monuments, General Robert E. Lee’s family have appeared in media coverage. Now,
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.
Classic rock legend Roger Daltrey, vocalist for The Who, has signed a book deal with Henry Holt and Co. in the United States.
It was only a matter of time before ousted FBI director James Comey signed a book deal. The question was just “how much.”
With the news of Sam Shepard’s passing, I wonder how many people who enjoyed his movies will pick up some of his books or stage plays?
The old “I’m going to move my professional sports team franchise if you don’t give me a stadium” scam has been pretty well covered in the mainstream media.