Here he is talking in compassionate and reasonable ways about how to save lives.
Representin’ Boston hi-side/lo-side!
The best writing in English today is done by Americans, but not in any purist tradition. They have roughed the language around as Shakespeare did and done it the violence of melodrama and the press box. they have knocked over tombs and sneered at the dead. Which is as it should be. There are too many dead men and there is too much talk about them.
The man really knows his way around a sentence.
(with thanks to Janelle Browning for introducing me to this fantastic writer)
Listen to Calaine Schafer reading Witness Tree We met Leah at the train station on a bone-cold day when only crows walked the white snowfield outside our house. The threat of black ice on the highway would usually deter mom from getting in the car on a morning like this,…
The ever-candid Stooges frontman joins NPR’s Renee Montagne to discuss living life over the edge, how everyone comes around to his band late, and ways to “become a part of yesterday.”
Even in a simple interview, he’s dropping gems. Also, he called Renée Montagne “baby.”
Political cartoons have a long history in Iran and give voice to critics of the authoritarian regime. Lately cartoonists have been increasingly persecuted for their work. A recent book, Sketches of Iran, pairs 40 political essays with cartoons depicting life in Iran today.
This breaks my heart.
Four sisters, all writers (not just the one we know best) came of age in the shadow of a complicated, talented, hard-drinking mother. It wasn’t easy, but it made them who they are.
Great essay about growing up in a feisty and firey family by novelist & book critic Hallie Ephron.
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”— Philip Roth (via writerlyconundrums)