A Hack comic is a sheep in wolf’s clothing, “poking fun,” never “killing.” He is the jester who won’t risk the king’s displeasure.
By Nightfall, like The Hours, is chock full of literary reference, especially Thomas Mann (Death in Venice), not Virginia Woolf.
YOU SUSPECT IT'S TRUE: what we remember at life's end are the vacations, the concerts, the dinners with friends. In one of the most beautiful love...
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MAILE MELOY SAYS IT'S FOR AGES ten and up, and I think that includes 52. This delightful secret garden of a novel contains all of your favorite...
I wondered if O’Brien’s words, like explosive devices hidden in the humid jungles, had triggered these awful images, or if Iraq simply played forever...
The adventure in The Phantom Tollbooth doesn’t change; it’s the meaning we find in it that evolves.
Education is as close to a secular religion as we have in the United States.
Zombies, it turns out, have much to tell us about our lives in the 2010s.
On Occupy Cal and the fight over public education in California.
I heard a student exclaim, "This isn’t a protest or demonstration — it’s a process."
At first I was skeptical about Occupy Riverside. But the more I heard about what was going on downtown, the more enthusiastic I became.
As the tent city grows, a community has sprouted, igniting human interaction in ways that are often anathema to Los Angeles’s sprawl.
Writing my book, I kept asking myself: Why haven’t we fought back? Why don’t 21st century writers organize?
It was decided, a species of what we might call a “postmodern general strike” will come lumbering out of the revolutionary textbook.
A symptom?! Why does a book celebrating the talents of individual Los Angeles artists suddenly go all Fernand Braudel on us