The Sincerest Form of Parody & Much More

Q&A with Lisa Napoli (Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth). Here.

“I generally think Americans should suck it up when it comes to terrorism.”  Q&A with Tom Engelhardt (The United States of Fear). Here.

Q&A with philosopher-novelist Lars Iyer (Dogma). Here.

A happiness epidemic in 1943 New York City.  Beguiling report on Vincent McHugh’s novel I Am Thinking of My Darling. Here.

In the 1950s, MAD magazine inspired many parodies (we bought many of them), and now we are blessed with John Benson’s The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s MAD Inspired Satirical ComicsGird yourself for the report and selection of comics here.

What’s a Beat? Jack knows.  Here.

Q&A with Raymond Bonner (Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong). Here.

A novel of the desaparecidos.  A review of Uruguayan-American author Carolina De Robertis’ Perla. Here.

Q&A with short story writer Eugene Cross (Fires of Our Choosing). Here.

Just out in paperback: The Pale King by David Foster Wallace.

Q&A with Mark Dery (I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams). Here.

“Death can be a turn-on once you accept that it is inevitable and no one can save you.”  Q&A with Dick Teresi (The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers–How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death). Here.

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