In this week’s episode, I interview the novelist Kent Wascom,
Sat, 29 November 2014
In this week’s episode, I interview the musician, Michael Hearst.
Watch Whoopie Golberg's one-woman Broadway show.
The music accompanying Danita Berg's essay is Carlton Melton's "Smoke Drip," from their album Photos of Photos.
Read Madison Bernath's review of Miami Bookfair International here.
Daniel Handler (who sometimes when he writes is known as Lemony Snickett) made a remarkably dense joke about self-consciousness about racial stereotypes after Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award Young People's Literature Prize for her book, Brown Girl Dreaming. Handler was not nearly self-conscious enough to know that Woodson's allergy to watermelon was precisely psychological in nature as a reaction to racism. Read Jacqueline Woodson about this event here at The New York Times. To read about Handler's appropriate apology, read this story in The Washington Post.
Here is Jacqueline Woodson's acceptance speech for this award:
Here is a link to the Indiegogo campaign for We Need Diverse Books.
Thu, 20 November 2014
Sun, 16 November 2014
In this week’s episode, I talk about Horace's Ars Poetica with Vanessa Blakeslee,
At 3 P.M., on Tuesday, November 18, the memoirist and novelist Marya Hornbacher will read at the University of Central Florida. Get info here.
Congrats to Tiffany Razzano, on the successful launch of Florida Bookstore day!
Sun, 9 November 2014
The music accompanying Ian Rogers's Essay is The Lovely Moon's "And We Danced Into the Night."
The music in the introduction ("Central Coast Swing")and conclusion ("Baia") of this episode was by the immortal Croatian surf rock band, The Bambi Molesters.