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The Day of the Locust

Happy Birthday Nathanael West!

Joe Woodward | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

As Dorothy Parker said, and I agree, "Wildly funny, desperately sad, brutal and kind, furious and patient, there was no other like Nathanael West."

The Beatification of David Foster Wallace

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

It wasn't lost on me this week that progress was recently made on the "canonization" of David Foster Wallace.

Jackie Earle Haley's comet burns bright

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackie Earle Haley was a teen star when he was 15 and a has-been by his 30s. And then, suddenly, having ditched the business for 15 years, he once a...