New American bands

New American bands

MAY 27, 2024

Why They’re Here: Punk-pop rarely gets as crafty or ambitious as this Wisconsin trio, who spike their churning crunch with unexpected chord changes and jarring melodic segues; of 2015’s sprawling the New York Times accurately said, “Every song is a puzzle.” Why They’re Not Higher: Even with one of the year’s best rock albums…

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Top 100 Contemporary novels

Top 100 Contemporary novels

MAY 20, 2024

Boy, you are a nerd for clicking the link to come here. I know, you’re saying to yourself, “How in the world can this guy have any time to read books?” And you’d have a point…
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Best books Writers of all time

Best books Writers of all time

MAY 13, 2024

The bottom line is this: Good writing comes from good reading. But someone can read a statement like that and get the wrong idea. Not all books are created equal If you can help…

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Novel American

Novel American

MAY 06, 2024

On a lovely day in May, 1868, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, sits down in the Louvre with an aesthetic headache, having seen too many paintings. A young Parisian…
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Best current Authors

Best current Authors

APRIL 29, 2024

Every two quarters or so I like to aggregate my thoughts on the publicly traded REIT sector. I have been an investor in the space for many years and as a professional analyst often…

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Best author books

Best author books

APRIL 22, 2024

Authors are the masters of language, but most are not on the Web. Many authors do not emphasize on having a strong web presence, usually falling back on static sites that lack design and optimized navigation. But times are changing and as more and more modern authors hit the big time, many of them are starting to realize the…

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Influential novels

Influential novels

APRIL 15, 2024

Little affected my writing life quite like the discovery of an essay by Anne Carson, back in 1989, called “Kinds of Water, ” collected in The Best American Essays of 1988, edited that year by Annie Dillard. I experienced that essay, about Carson’s pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, (collected eventually in ), as a pilgrimage…

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Great Books of Literature

Great Books of Literature

APRIL 08, 2024

Frank Micelotta / Getty Author Tom Wolfe Let s not mince words: literary lists are basically an obscenity. Literature is the realm of the ineffable and the unquantifiable; lists are the realm of menus and laundry and rotisserie baseball. There s something unseemly and promiscuous about all those letters and numbers jumbled together…

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Famous Black literature

Famous Black literature

APRIL 01, 2024

When Umbra split up, some members, led by Askia Touré and Al Haynes, moved to Harlem in late 1964 and formed the nationalist-oriented Uptown Writers Movement,which included poets Yusef Rahman, Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile from South Africa, and Larry Neal. Accompanied by young New Music musicians, they performed poetry…

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Best novels ever written list

Best novels ever written list

MARCH 26, 2024

This is the ultimate list of the best novels of all time, which is based on influence, originality, popularity, and personal affections. You can make the case for many books to be on this list, but only a few can be considered the best novel ever written. For as long as books have been around, there has been debate amongst book…

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Best novels for reading

Best novels for reading

MARCH 19, 2024

It isn’t just Hollywood that saves its blockbusters for summer. Book publishers are gearing up for one of the hottest lineups in years. This crowded season includes a novel by Harper Lee, her first in more than half a century, Judy Blume, who hasn’t delivered a book for adults in 16 years, and another (perhaps final one) by…

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American Authors Best Day

American Authors Best Day

MARCH 12, 2024

Brooklyn’s American Authors – Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) will initiate a spring awakening of their own on May 13 th with the release of WHAT WE LIVE FOR, their new album on Dirty Canvas/ Island Records, featuring the brand new single “Pride, ” which was…

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