The Age of Flesh and Fire, by Norman Lock

May 10, 2021

  “More bird, Goodman Page?” asked the stout Master Buxton...

From the Archives: JFK Reconsidered, by Joe Pan

May 6, 2021

  Happy birthday, Joe Pan! Celebrate by reading this fiction...

Tell Me a Story That Isn’t a Means to an End

April 23, 2021

By Joan Frank   Sometimes we decide to see what we need to see. Any...

Stanley Elkin on Writing, Sentences, Fiction, and More

May 11, 2021

  Happy birthday, Stanley Elkin! Here are some quotes from his books and interviews:   "Make a thing that never was."   "I don't believe...

Thomas Pynchon on History, Truth, “Living Inside the System,” Death, and More.

May 8, 2021

  Happy birthday, Thomas Pynchon! 84, today! Here is Against the Day's Jesse's school essay on "What It Means to Be an American," in its...

Happy Short Story Month!

May 8, 2021

  May is Short Story Month! Every month is Short Story Month! Happy Short Story Month! Here's a list of my favorite short story collections!...