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I once did a class about violence and hyper-masculinity at Auburn University. I’d emailed the administration about what would happen if a school shooting happened. They never got back to me. About a month later there was …2
An ambitious new volume, N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature, collects short …3
Landfalls, by Naomi J. Williams. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2015. $26, 336 pages.
In the third chapter of Naomi J. Williams’ novel Landfalls, a group of men look for a town that seems to have gone missing from the world. “How …2
Jennifer Steil moved to Yemen in 2006 to be editor-in-chief of the Yemen Observer and later married the British Ambassador to Yemen. Her first book, The Woman Who Fell From The Sky, is a memoir of her time in …2
Saint Blaise, 4th century Armenian martyr,
Patron Saint of animals and those who suffer from throat ailments.
O Saint Stammerer, Saint Stutterer,
Patron Saint of the Lisp and Smokeswept Throat,
Patron Saint of the Veterinarian and Marine …
Contributors: John Aldridge, James Robinson, Roy A. Rosenberg, Bernard Benstock, William Harrison, Seymour Epstein, Jackson Burgess, F. H. Griffin Taylor, Thomas Altizer, Alvin Aubert, John Ciardi, John William Corrington, John E. Matthias, Shael Herman, Robert Pack, John Williams, Biron Walker, …0
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, by Jeff Speck. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. $27.00, 312 pages.
Jeff Speck is a city planner in Washington, DC, a prominent leader in the New Urbanism movement, …1
Contributors: Forrest L. Ingram, Ernest Ferlita, John P. Sisk, Nelson Algren, Lloyd Halliburton, Robert Joe Stout, J. Michael Yates, Granville Hicks, William Mills, Helen Sorrells, Lawrence P. Spingarn, Harold Witt, Dan Masterson, Charles Suhor, Margaret Gibson, Tom McKeown, César Vallejo, …0
“I’d cleave you in three” —Mao Zedong
Make a house make a roof make a star
a big empty star in no such night
I can take so much black mass
No wind at my side
No wind …
As with any illegal drug, Bond came to me through a friend, my officemate at the graphic design firm where I produced diagrams for mathematics textbooks. Larry was a compact, cherub-faced man with an inappropriate mane of long, thinning blond …1