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  • Paul Fussell dies at 88; social historian and critic

    Paul Fussell dies at 88; social historian and critic
    For social historian and critic Paul Fussell, the most enduring moments of truth came as a 20-year-old platoon leader in France during World War II. German shrapnel tore up his back and thigh. The blood and guts of fellow soldiers were spewed on him. His staff sergeant died in his arms. He realized there was nothing romantic about war, only mud, cold, death, outrage and fear.
  • Is that a poem in your pocket, or are you happy to see me?

    Happy Poem in your Pocket Day!

    88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    Pithy posters for writers

    Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy.

    10 musical works inspired by Ray Bradbury's writing

    It's common knowledge that science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, was an inspiration to writers and filmmakers. Less obvious are the musicians who drew on Bradbury's work to fuel songs and concept albums. Times pop music critic...