25 April 2010

Great moments in art

Really, really bad cover art for science fiction books, lovingly collected for your perusal, admiration, and ridicule.
25 April 2010

The peculiar generation

Those Americans born from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, the pre-Boomers, have never had a “generation” to call their own. Richard Pells mourns this oversight […]
24 April 2010

Curious George: The war years

“It feels ridiculous to be thinking about children’s books.” wrote Hans A. Rey, co-creator of Curious George, in September 1939. He and his wife and co-author […]
23 April 2010

From Rushmore on down

Has the Library of America jumped the shark? When volumes on “Rushmore-sized” authors such as Melville, Twain, and Faulkner give way to volumes on H. P. […]