An Encounter with William Stafford

A life that gives rise to 51 books in the short span of 79 years can certainly be regarded as literary. William Stafford lived such a life.

Barry Hannah’s Late Love Song to Mississippi: “Get Some Young”

By William Caverlee. In devising his strange fictions, Mississippi’s Barry Hannah was nearer to a poet and musician than a […]

Hemingway in the Snow

Hemingway’s tracks in the snow are easy to follow. This was the Hemingway of the 20’s. Back from the Great War, Hemingway was still on his way. A reporter based in Paris for the Toronto Star, a roving correspondent writing down what he saw in typical staccato sentences; he was juggling a vast appetite for life and a tiny budget.

10 Must-Watch Page-to-Screen Adaptations for Film Buffs

By Wesley Sharer Award show season is just beginning, and as we look forward to the Oscars (and the Fauxscars), […]

Ender’s Game — What to Expect from the Film Adaptation

By Wesley Sharer Ender’s Game, which we recommended as part of our Summer Reading Challenge, is a 1985 science fiction […]

Lauramania: A Tour of De Smet, South Dakota

By Teresa Bergen I was halfway through the tour before I realized I’d read the wrong Little House book to […]

Betty Smith Knew Brooklyn

By Amy Hamblen Growing up in the Midwest, my childhood was a whirl of swimming in strip pits, hunting for […]

Movie Review: On the Road

By Wes Newbury A brief reflection on literature, and an even briefer one on the movie, On the Road. Jack Kerouac’s On […]

Review of Cosmopolis: The Movie

By Antoinette Weil When I chose to watch Cosmopolis as part of our Literary “Fauxscars” segment, I went in with […]

The Long Last Ride of John Kennedy Toole

By William Caverlee Biloxi, Mississippi, is only eighty-seven miles from New Orleans, a brief drive up US 90, along the […]