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Author to Author: Hess and Brickhouse Interview Each Other

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Jamie Brickhouse

I sat down with author Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher's Sons) to dialogue about fact versus fiction, how violence can be poetic, and what it really means to mine a truly dangerous literary landscape.

'Let Me Die in His Footsteps': A Conversation With Lori Roy

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Roy's new novel, set in a 1952 Kentucky town, concerns Annie Holleran, a 15 year old girl who has an uncanny sense of knowing how things will turn out before they've played themselves through.

Strong Darkness: A Talk With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is the prolific author of 30 novels. He is well-known for his Blaine McCracken series among others, as well as nine standalone novels. His latest series involves Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong. Her courage and tenacity repeatedly land her, along with her paramour Cort Wesley Masters, on perilous terrain.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

Richard Jolley: Cycle of Life

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Up-and-coming Knoxville, Tennessee, is striving mightily to prove that great art doesn't grow only out of provincial urban Meccas -- and it's about to unveil the jewel that will crown that assertion.

First Nighter: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Distinguish Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plucking the dialogue pretty much verbatim from his best-selling book, Steinbeck handily transferred his tale to the stage. Again George and Lennie -- traveling together like the scores of other bindlestiffs scouring California's Salinas Valley (Steinbeck's version of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County) for work -- arrive at a farm for barley bucking activity.

The One-Day Guide to New Orleans' Literary Landmarks

WHERE | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Each spring bibliophiles and Brando buffs flock to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to pay homage to the late great playwright, who penned A Streetcar Named Desire in what he called his "spiritual home."

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary ...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

Movie Review: Philomena

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Her name is Philomena Lee and, as played by Judi Dench in what should be an Oscar-nominated performance, she's a deceptively ordinary older woman with a mission.

The Best Writing Tips From William Faulkner

Posted 09.25.2013 | Books

William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Sound and the Fury," "As I Lay Dying," and "Light in August," was thankfully outspoken regard...

William Faulkner Estate Loses Case Against Woody Allen Movie

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Woody Allen's 2011 film "Midnight in Paris" improperly use...

Why My Husband And I Got Divorced When We Were Still In Love

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

The trick to getting divorced when you're still in love is, of course, to focus on the bad things in the marriage.

How I Learned to Read

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Early reader? Let's just say that had the word had currency in the L.A. of the Fifties, I'd have been the girl with the big dictionary on her lap trying to find "dyslexia." Since I couldn't read it'd never have occurred to me that I'd become a writer.

Rescuing Amanda: A Pretty White Girl in a Black Man's Arms

James Heffernan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
James Heffernan

To feel the full force of Ramsey's statement, you have to know something about the history of race relations in this nation and in particular about the role that white woman have played -- or been made to play -- in the incrimination and lynching of black men.

James Franco Takes On Classic

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment

There's no rest for James Franco, who continues to add on to his busy year with the newly released trailer for his adaptation of William Faulkner's "A...

Another Literary Adaptation For James Franco

Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

As usual, James Franco has an exceedingly long to-do list -- one that just got longer with the announcement that the 35-year-old jack-of-all-trades wi...

Faulkner Heirlooms Going To Auction

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. — Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace...

The Returners

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

If you have a justification for violence, destruction, murder, like a political statement, like war, does that make it right? Or does thinking it's right make you crazy?

William Faulkner's Estate Sues Over Woody Allen Film

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.31.2012 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

Nearly a year and a half after the release of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, the estate of William Faulkner is suing Sony over a line in the movie that was taken from the author's 1950 book, Requiem for a Nun.

Faulkner Estate Sues 'Midnight In Paris'

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

JACKSON, Miss. — William Faulkner wrote that the past is never dead. His heirs say their copyright to that phrase is very much alive. The autho...

A Search for the Real: Summer Is Over

James Franco | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

I am usually drawn to work that deals with the world of mass consumerism and popular culture. I find myself very attracted to work that uses the flashy opacity of fast food and modern living to critique and examine the way we live now.

Is Louie Closer to Literature Than TV?

Danny Lanzetta | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Danny Lanzetta

I found myself thinking, "I don't understand. Why can't other TV shows just do that?" It wasn't until much later that the answer came to me. To paraphrase HBO, Louie isn't TV. It's literature.

Culinary Carolina Continued: "Meat & Three," and So Much More

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.11.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You "can't hardly find" barbeque in Upstate South Carolina if you're unlucky enough to be visiting the region mid-week. Upstate BBQ eateries are open ...