| May 3, 2008
By Darin Strauss
The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble.
| May 24, 2008
Some of you may recall that famous line from "Ulysses," when Stephen Dedalus, James Joyce's great everyday hero, laments, "History . . . is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake." Not so lovers of historical fiction, those of us who try to dive...
| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Sep 30, 2009
It was surely only a matter of time.
The noisy partisan divide that seems to infect everything in America today -- from what health care plan you want to what car you drive -- has surfaced again. As soon as commentators started weighing in on Roman...