“Ambition makes you look pretty ugly,” Thom Yorke sneered on Radiohead’s seminal 1997 album OK Computer. He did […]

As one of a smallish group of liberal Appalachian ex-pats, I have always considered myself an ambassador for […]

“The Reagan White House was one in which great expectations were allowed into play,” reflected Joan Didion in […]

Scholars in recent years have studied a variety of different media to challenge the ever-present notion of technological […]

Democracy is a funny word.  In the strictest sense, it means “government by the people,” with decisions made […]

“One last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out,” Joan Didion concluded with an air of […]

High school didn’t leave much time for movies.  Maybe that’s not entirely true; movies were there and time […]

I am a bit of a sucker for “first” novels. There is something about the unbridled sense of […]