Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's birth. The Boston Globe's Michael Kenney examines the role that Longfellow may have played in the antislavery movement. Recently, Longfellow's Cambridge, Mass., home was placed on the "Network to Freedom," a program by the National Park Service to recognize sites on the Underground Railroad.
J. Peder Zane gives us the books to look forward to in the Spring.
Here's a list of participants for this year's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
The NY Sun's Paul McLeary reviews William T. Vollmann's new book Poor People, which hits shelves this week.
The operatic version of David Lynch's Lost Highway doesn't go over very well with this critic from the NYT.
The Southern Independent Bookseller's Association has announced the nominees for its SIBA Book Award.
It's my distinct pleasure to give you one of the most asinine first lines ever written for an Esquire article: "It has now been five days since Britney Spears became Xavier McDaniel." Thank you, Chuck Klosterman.
Another baseball season, another profile of pitcher/poet Miguel Batista. This was old news right around the time the Yankees last won a World Series. Still, it's always nice to see the copare/contrast of the locker room: Tolstoy v. Field & Stream, etc.