June 8, 2016

What Life Is All About

By Brian Michael Murphy

Just finished Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Here are four things the sordid, elegant, contemplative, coke-infused pages of this wonderful book made me want to do: […]

September 2, 2014

The Wonderful Worlds of Borges

By Brian Michael Murphy

I recently came across an edited set of interviews with one of the true masters, Jorges Luis Borges. The book is Borges at Eighty: Conversations. I first encountered the Argentinian […]

April 12, 2010

Overhearing, and Underperforming, in English

By Elizabeth Ames Staudt

Breaking news: I can eavesdrop again! After six months of almost everything I overheard being beautifully, transfixingly, and at-times frustratingly unintelligible, it’s a equal parts stimulating and distracting to be […]