This was not written in any quiet space. I wrote it in pretty much every café in Minneapolis. I wrote it at a train station, I wrote it when I was on tour for Night Women. I wrote it with music playing all the time. The window...
Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody wrote a short essay saying, “What did communism do for us?” I remember Octavio Paz said that communism might have been the wrong answer, but it wasn’t the wrong question. Because we decided the...
The more bass you have, the less you can get on vinyl. We have to think of vinyl nowadays because everybody is buying vinyl again.
The dogs are generally more Ward’s concern than Dawkins’s; he is not hugely interested in animals.
Identifying such cheats was easy, the smugglers said, because real red mercury is attracted to gold but repelled by garlic.
“My life has been one long descent into respectability,” she once remarked.
In a previous column I noted that the use of the word “methinks” was a sign to stop reading.
Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. Speaking came long before writing, we speak much more, and all but a couple of hundred of the world’s thousands of languages are...
Amish-themed romance fiction generates $720 million in annual sales.
in the turn-based strategy game Civilization 5, “Jesuit Education” is a bonus that lets you spend faith points to set up research facilities.