Literary Halloween – Part I: 5 Costumes with Character

By Jessica Monk Halloween, I confess: I’ve failed you. My costumes have been offbeat, inappropriate, and dangerously conceptual. Being a […]

Literary Halloween – Part II: 10 Couples Costumes for Book Lovers

By Amanda Festa Couples costumes can be hard to pull off. They require the perfect mix of chemistry, good humor, […]

Thoreau’s Other Waters: The Concord River

When reading Thoreau for the first time, a reader might assume that the writer is speaking aloud his mind, giving […]

50 Shades of Belle du Jour: Sex, Writing, and Making Movies

Article and Illustration by Haley Houseman Despite the pearl-clutching that occurred when Fifty Shades of Grey appeared on our cultural radar, […]

Literary Destination: The Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

When we imagine F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, we tend to think of them in some New York […]

So, You Liked The Great Gatsby – What’s Next?

By Jack Callahan Was The Great Gatsby  your introduction to the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Did you like it […]

A Zelda Fitzgerald Reading List

By Caitlin O’Hara Why does Zelda Fitzgerald continue to hold our attention 65 years after her death? Yes, she was […]

Hotel Ambos Mundos: Traveling to Cuba the ‘Heming-way’

By Amanda Festa  Since January of 2011, when restrictions on traveling to Cuba were loosened, eager travelers have been flocking […]

The Scroll of Jack Kerouac

And the next item up for bid, ladies and gentleman, is sale # 9652- Lot 307.” This is a common […]

A Wasteland of Contradictions: The California Dreams of Nathanael West

By Tim Tejani El Centro, California lies sixty miles inside the Arizona border in Imperial County. This formidably-named milieu can […]