Pundits Are Making Me Puke…Time To Read…George Orwell

The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, and Reportage

A Great Book of Victorian Photography…By the Guitarist of Queen?

Jesse Kornbluth reviews A Village Lost and Found by Brian May.

2015: Sinatra’s 100th Birthday & Billie Holiday’s. Bet You Didn’t Know.

Jesse Kornbluth on celebrating two legends.

Agatha Raisin And The Quiche of Death: Because Sometimes A Guy Wants To Read the Unexpected

Who knew quiche could be so dangerous? Jesse Kornbluth reviews MC Beaton’s mystery novel.

Bill Gates Told Me About ‘Hyperbole And A Half.’ Thanks, Bill.

Jesse Kornbluth on Allie Brosh’s refreshingly open discussion on depression.

Denzel Washington Told Me the Truth, the White Out, ’45 Years’ and ‘Carol’

Looking at this year’s Oscar ballot, Jesse Kornbluth is reminded of the time he interviewed Denzel Washington.

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

In his book, Taylor Branch goes deep into what it was like to live in the age of the Dr. himself.

He Loved Her. She Loved Him. But was there … Someone Else?

Jesse Kornbluth reviews Graham Greene: The End Of An Affair.

The Gift of Gifts

Jesse Kornbluth recounts his own 21st century version of The Gift of the Magi.

How Do You Revise a Classic Like ‘A Christmas Carol’? Cut 15,000 Words, for Starters

Jesse Kornbluth and Paige Peterson decided to update “A Christmas Carol.” This is what they did.

He Won the Pulitzer Prize In Poetry. He’s A Grad Student In…Non Fiction?

Jesse Kornbluth reviews grad student Greg Pardlo’s “Digest”.

Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

Jesse Kornbluth on the ideas of Shunryu Suzuki, the Zen monk responsible for bringing Zen to America, and how his ideas on Buddhism and Zen developed.

“I’m bitter. I’m no sweetheart.’ Don’t Believe Him. The Novel Soars

Jesse Kornbluth on the metaphorical masterpiece that is Todd Walton’s Inside Moves.

All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness

Jesse Kornbluth shares the interview with Sheila Hamilton, and discusses the suicide of her late husband.

A Book Club Asked for Suggestions. Jesse Kornbluth Shares His List

Jesse Kornbluth gives you a few genres and book selections you absolutely cannot miss. Club or no club.

Henning Mankell Died. Who? The Genius Who Wrote ‘Wallender’.

Henning Mankell is dead. Not a meaningful death to many of you. But worthy of note and a bowed head to those to read mysteries — or saw the magnificent “Wallender” series.