As the Norman Mailer Center and the Muhammad Ali Center passed out cash awards to young writers last night, literary lions and scions pondered investing.
I’ve been mesmerized by the coverage of Curiosity’s adventures on Mars, which has occasionally made me think of “Invaders From Mars.” Also “Mars Attacks!”
Gore Vidal, the prolific polemicist of the left whose novels, plays and commentary challenged fellow Americans to rethink textbook lessons about power and patriotism, has died. He was 86.
In one necrophilic drawing, Isis straddles the supine, skeletal Osiris in a field.
Rowan Somerville won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award , the U.K.’s “most dreaded literary prize,” for a scene in which a nipple is likened to the upturned “nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal, sniffing in the night.”
Hollywood might someday design a sleek, prestige biopic worthy of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.