Tag - literature

Why I’m Not Signing the Petition For...

To answer the obvious question: no, I’m not an asshole. To answer the next obvious question: yes, I freaking love Edgar Allan Poe. I always have. I have been to the Poe House. I went to Baltimore specifically to partake in his first...

Happy Birthday, Ambrose Bierce

Here we have the story that inspired myriad others, including Jacob’s Ladder and of course, this adaptation which later appeared as part of The Twilight Zone. Direct link for the feedreaders. Update: Took me a bit to find it. From...

“English, base knave, dost thou speak...

Having recently encouraged the bastardization of our mother tongue in the service of LOLPoetry, it’s only fitting that we leap to the other end of the spectrum to set the cosmic balance to rights. Work is afoot to render the entirety...

Prufrock: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

A very respectable reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Michael Gough, best known as the fourth actor to play a live action Alfred. This reading will have to do, since sadly all the Eliot readings have been pulled...

Walt Whitman Mall

Walt Whitman vs. Sbarro

Steven Berlin Johnson found an oddity at Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station, New York: Walt Whitman's words at war with the tenants of the mall itself. Man, that alliteration just gave me a nose bleed.

An Alternate History of Chinese Science...

In this dimension, the Celestial Empire of the Han is still going strong, yet certain events and works of literature seem to cross the Void and resonate in this timeline as they do here. As they say, "The more things change, the more they...

Podcast Review: Anna’s Book Club

Anna’s Book Club is a sporadic, but innovatively formatted podcast version of a book club. Anna chooses books based upon her own list of books she’s been meaning to read, balanced with reader/listener suggestions. The podcast is...

Now That’s What We Call Pulp Fiction

Sorry we missed this when it originally hit, but Slate asked some artists to create pulp covers for literary classics such as the works of Homer, Bronte and others. Shame there’s only six to choose from, because these are classic...