Sarah Gerard’s dazzling second book, Sunshine State, is a collection of essays interlacing narrative nonfiction and personal essay. The thirty-one year old Brooklynite teaches nonfiction and writes a monthly column for Hazlitt. She has received rave reviews from the New York Times, NPR, and The Millions....more
Posts Tagged: records
Once upon a time, during the days of vinyl, there was a type of record that revolved forty-five times a minute, and it was the medium of choice for singles. Digging through a dusty crate of 45s today often reveals a treasure trove of long-lost music....more
Hundreds will gather later this month at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to set a new world record for the longest reading chain. You may be asking yourself, what is a reading chain? Well, let me fill you in.
A reading chain is when a group of people gather in one location to read aloud from a particular book....more
I like to play the part of the pessimist from time to time, but it’s all a façade – I’m a total believer. I genuinely think things can somehow get better and I’m constantly inspired by the people I know, and the work they do....more
Hi all, I’ll be out the next few weeks to finish up school, but I’ll return in the New Year. In the meantime, Michael Berger will be taking over for me on Sundays. He’s a good guy, that Michael Berger....more
Charles Manson is a bad man. I’ve never kidded myself to that fact, and I don’t glamorize his crimes or the crimes of his “family” one bit....more