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Ralph Steadman and the Fear and Loathing of Typewriter Correction Fluid

Comics challenge traditional ideas of art.

Usually a statement like that implies “good art” or “high art” and the supposed challenge of whether comics as a mass medium can be included in such categories. 1,030 more words

Six Degrees of Maria Semple

Kevin Bacon, pack up your grits. You ain’t got nuttin’ on Maria Semple. Per an article on slate.com, Dan Kois and Andrew Khan were struck with an idea upon publication of Semple’s latest book: Why not ask the Seattle-based writer what she thinks is the funniest book by a living writer. 158 more words

Reporter Mary Wisniewski continues the revival of Nelson Algren with a new biography

Chicago Tribune reporter Mary Wisniewski first discovered Nelson Algren when she was in college in search of a book about the seedy side of life. A friend recommended “The Man with the Golden Arm” and she expected a book much like Hunter S. 2,016 more words


Review: Stories I Tell Myself, by Juan Thompson

Raise your hand if you think that growing up as the only child of the writer Hunter S. Thompson would be a stable, nourishing experience. 506 more words

A Plot For Pridemore

In just 5 minutes

My stomach rumbled and I thought about angel hair pasta tossed with some shaved garlic and onion, and some extra virgin olive oil and tangy capers. 399 more words

Happy Back-to-School Day!

It’s the first day of school for my friends and would be for me too if I wasn’t studying abroad this year.  Every scholastic year anticipation of this day fills me with an unique restless energy including this year not because of starting my new classes but I just applied for my student visa yesterday and as I’ve been telling my friends… 474 more words


10 Books That Changed My Life... and Why

  1. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff – “Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don’t seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house.
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