Avatar_57x57

Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

Monday, July 6

Avatar_57x57

What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?

A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.

Sunday, July 5

Avatar_57x57

"The Conclusion of the Age of the Prophets"

Remembering jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

Saturday, July 4

Avatar_57x57

The Man Who Saw America

A profile of photographer Robert Frank in his 90th year.

Friday, July 3

Avatar_57x57

What's Changed, and What Hasn't, in the Town That Inspired To Kill a Mockingbird

“It’s an old book!” Harper Lee told a mutual friend of ours who’d seen her while I was in Monroeville. “But if someone wants to read it, fine!”

Wednesday, July 1

Avatar_57x57

Calling Art

On the wandering career and sweet baritone voice of Art Laboe, the DJ behind the phrase “oldies but goodies.”

Monday, June 29

Avatar_57x57

“I Thought You Would Help Me”

On immigration detainees in the United Kingdom, and the suffering that lands them in detention.

Saturday, June 27

Avatar_57x57

Revenge of the Nerds

On Taylor Swift’s passive-aggressive lyrics, the life of the writer, and the pain of middle school.

Excerpted from Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives.

Wednesday, June 24

Avatar_57x57

Blow Hard

Scott Storch, a producer who earned six figures for beats he made in less than an hour, was worth an estimated $70 million. Then he blew it all in a bizarre cocaine binge.

Tuesday, June 23

Avatar_57x57

Zane, the Queen of Erotica, Has a Secret

Although she is one of the richest writers in the country, her finances are a mess.

Sunday, June 21

Avatar_57x57

Long Way Home

Memories of her father and her time in Tennessee.

Avatar_57x57

Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

Creating – and revising – the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.