The North American Review Turns 200
Happy birthday to the North American Review!
Flannery O’Connor’s Stamp
Flannery O'Connor is being honored by a new stamp, which will be released on June 5th.
Isaac Asimov Calls For More Engineers Through Science-Fiction
Famous science-fiction novelist Isaac Asimov called for more engineers and scientists in the world and less glorifying of idiocy in entertainment.
The Grateful Dead, Tape Trading, and the Music Industry
What the difference between tape trading and bootlegging in rock music?
The Triumphant Return of Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series heads back to NYC where it first debuted. The lasting influence of Jacob Lawrence and his series is inarguable.
From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling
The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.
Don’t Say Cheese! The Smiles of Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart
Some celebrities like Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart are recognized for not smiling—and when they do, it comes across as, well, unnatural.
Black Death and the Godz of the New Pop Art
In America, black humanity is a folk category; and black death might have become the new pop art.
The Apu Trilogy Revisited
The Apu Trilogy of films has been newly restored and re-released
Dashiell Hammett’s Birthday
Celebrating the hard-boiled detective writer Dashiell Hammett's birthday.