Willa C. Richards discusses her debut novel, THE COMFORT OF MONSTERS.
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Turn the corner, let the darkness swallow you, and you’re in the stacks. ...more
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Poet Stephen Mills discusses his first two collections,
He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices and A History of the Unmarried, teaching writing, and what’s next. ...more
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Why not cap off your visit to the Republican Convention in Cleveland by renting the childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer for the summer? It’s a steal at only $8,000: “The Bath Township home is site of what’s believed to be the Dahmer’s first murder. In 1978, Dahmer, then 18, killed Steven Hicks, an 18-year-old hitchhiker, […]