By Tom Blunt 3 min read
Also in the news: The books found aboard Blackbeard's ship, and a library entirely salvaged from garbage. Welcome to the Daily Blunt!
By Tom Blunt 4 min read
For most of the year, rivers, lakes, and oceans serve either a strictly practical purpose, or a metaphorical one — we’d rather die than jump in. Once summer comes, however, you can’t
By Brian James Baer 4 min read
In a time of divisiveness, editor Brian James Baer reminds us that Russia and America have much in common when it comes to their literary traditions.
By Mark Beauregard 6 min read
Mark Beauregard, author of The Whale, makes a compelling case for why we've reason to believe Herman Melville truly loved Nathaniel Hawthorne.
By Signature 5 min read
Required Reading this month: Mark Beauregard's 'The Whale,' Nancy Isenberg's 'White Trash,' Jenny Mollen's 'Live Fast Die Hot,' and more.