My 2014

This isn’t a best of list so much as a list of texts and experiences that are still with me … More

Why We Celebrate Bloomsday

Jonathan Goldman wonders why anyone would commemorate Bloomsday, the day on which the action of James Joyce's Ulysses takes place. … More

Literary Modernism in Chicago

The Newberry Library has posted some interesting documents from their collection as part of their online exhibit, Making Modernism: Literature and Culture … More

The Art of Useless Suffering

The art as therapy idea is back, thanks to Alain de Botton. In a surprise move, the Netherlands’ top cultural institution, … More

Gabriel García Márquez

Last week the whole world mournrd the death of Gabriel García Márquez, even Mia Farrow, so I'll add my own reflections. … More