How to Pass Time on an Aircraft Carrier
June 17, 2014
If I ever get asked to design a carrier I’ll create more places like this, places that look properly like bars, cosy red-signed environments with lots of neon so you can feel like you’re in an episode of "Cheers" and enjoy a mirage of life back home.
Authors of 'Digital_Humanities': Printed Books Are Vital
June 16, 2014
The five of us writing for an audience of academic humanists and publishing our thoughts in book form is somehow “ironic,” but posting a Web diatribe about a printed object is not?
Stories of Life after the Shoah
June 14, 2014
"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."
Robert Frost Was Neither Light Nor Dark
June 13, 2014
He's worth reading because we're both.
I Was Kim Jong-il's Poet Laureate
June 13, 2014
Writing helped me join Kim Jong-il's inner circle—until I committed treason.
Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
June 12, 2014
Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.
Sure, it's carefully packaged and unsurprising. But Hard Choices is also, like Clinton herself, workmanlike and funnyish.
How to make poetry relevant again.
Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
June 10, 2014
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
This Is What Dickensian London Really Looked Like
June 09, 2014
Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life.