Bill Cushing reflects on that exemplar of American Cool – Boggie as Rick Blaine.
The land of the rugged individualist has 300 million people with 300 million stories. From Yankee clipper to Mexican immigrant, they’re all worth hearing, and you can read some of them here.
A Conversation with the Editors – Ed Simon and Wade Linebaugh
Ed Simon and Wade Linebaugh talk about what makes ‘Merica tick.
How to Become an American (A Guide for the British) by Jonathan Sawday
Jonathan Sawday reflects on the ways in which citizenship in America differs from being a subject in the United Kingdom.
“Please, live free or die, if you wish…” – Jonathan Sawday
For my UK friends who don’t quite understand events in Oregon…. HRH the Prince of Wales is staying abreast of… Read more “Please, live free or die, if you wish…” – Jonathan Sawday
Memories of Mark – Bill Cushing
This is not a story but a memory. In August 1980, having just lost a job in New York, a… Read more Memories of Mark – Bill Cushing
Poems of the Climate, I (after Eliot’s Waste Land, of course) – Jedediah Purdy
December is the weird-ass month, raising Daffodils from dozing land, mixing Hallmark cards and bafflement, mudding Up our seasons with… Read more Poems of the Climate, I (after Eliot’s Waste Land, of course) – Jedediah Purdy
Is Peace an American Value? – Daniel Kimmel
As a Soldier in the US Army, I hold it to be my most sacred duty to become obsolete. That… Read more Is Peace an American Value? – Daniel Kimmel
King of the Road: An Englishman on Route 50 – Jonathan Sawday
This summer, Jonathan Sawday, an Englishman living in St. Louis, MO, decided to attend a party in San Francisco. He chose to drive there (and back) on his own. Here’s how the trip panned out.
Kerouacking: A Failed Project in Four Movements – Jamey Gallagher
Jamey Gallagher revisits Jack Kerouac anew.
Master of Atlantis: Charles Portis, the South’s Salinger? – Trevor Seigler
Trevor Seigler searches for Charlis Portis, “True Grit” author and the “Southern Salinger.”