August 12, 2012

Vidal, Bradbury, and misanthropic virtue

By Andrew David King

That people die, authors included, is no strange fact—but it is made strange by the deaths of authors so large they seem immovable, pillars of the craft exempt from time […]

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 […]

June 7, 2012

Mix Tape: Live Forever

By Maggie Smith

Remembering Ray Bradbury, who died this week at age 91: “I went back and saw [Mr. Electrico] that night. He sat in the chair with his sword, they pulled the […]