June 8, 2012

Short Takes: Cutting It Out, Keeping It In

By Andrew David King

Gangs of robots, social expectations, and charting syllogisms: if George Saunders, Lewis Carroll, and many others had written the much-maligned Twilight series. C. S. Lewis on “the thing” writers write […]

April 5, 2012

Mix Tape: Billy Collins and a Talking Dog

By Maggie Smith

Billy Collins plays himself in a PBS cartoon—one about a talking dog—to celebrate National Poetry Month. But if talking dogs and former poet laureates aren’t your bag, the Academy of […]