By Robert Morast Randall Sullivan’s Untouchable is a delayed and dutiful response to a brilliant pop star’s perceived identity. This hefty book gets to the heart of the most perplexing mysterious surrounding Michael Jackson’s most perplexing mysteries: what were the sources of his idiosyncrasies and his addiction to plastic surgery, and was this gifted entertainer […]
My reviewers are a talented bunch. When they are not reviewing books, they are writing them! Take Ron Terpening, a professor of Italian at the University of Arizona, Tucson. A fiction reviewer for more than ten years, he also has published six adult and YA suspense novels as well as several academic tomes. Now two […]
Cartooning couple Aline and Robert Crumb have made their bed together, literally, throughout 35 years of marriage while supporting each other in individual and conjoint artistic careers. Intensely private yet disarmingly public, Aline has become a mistress of satiric confessional comedy, both in solo comics and in the comics of Drawn Together (Liveright: Norton. 2012. […]
LJ’s Kathleen Quinlan talks to Stacy London about start-overs, self-esteen, and The Truth About Style.
When Whitman declares in “Native Moments,” “I will play a part no longer, why should I exile myself / from my companions? / I come forthwith in your midst, I will be your poet, / I will be more to you than to any of the rest,” he defines, in one context, the innermost desire […]
Calvin Trillin, a longtime New Yorker staff writer, comic novelist, and witty bard of political doggerel, was named the winner of the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his essay collection Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. The award, which includes a crystal plaque and a $5000 prize, was given to […]