image viaA power outage could take your beloved Internet,TV and Wii away from you, but fortunately, there are other forms of entertainment besides Charades. Like books! (That is provided you have a flashlight or a candle.) Nikki Furrer, owner of Pudd'nhead Books (currently the reigning Best ... More >>
Image viaDon DeLilloDon DeLillo hearkened back to his days as a student at Fordham University in New York City as he accepted St. Louis University's annual Literary Award late Thursday afternoon. It was at Fordham, said the 73-year-old novelist, that he learned an important lesson: "There's no es ... More >>
Haitian coffee still available. (San Jose Mercury News)Chinese government working to make dog and cat menu items illegal. (Kenya Daily Nation)Food references in J.D. Salinger's works don't include rye. (New York Times)Candy bars from the past, and how big business killed them. (Wall Street ... More >>
Author J.D. Salinger, the patron saint to misunderstood teens and clever troublemakers everywhere, died in New Hampshire. He was 91. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is an adolescent reading-list staple, thanks to its casual (but incisive) dialog and the smart-aleck nature of the protagonist, Holde ... More >>
Simon & SchusterIn case you missed it -- and Lord knows why you would -- Mark Ebner's literary masterpiece, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton: Inside the Sex Tapes, Scandals, and Shakedowns of the New Hollywood, which came out last February, reports on the life and times of gangster Darnell Riley and ... More >>
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Tangerine. Lo. The Chocolate Bar. All of them brought to you by the genius of Blake Brokaw. All of them dead. The king of St. Louis nightlife reveals his dark side.
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
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