“Baby Shark,” my latest library story, a book debut, and some ghostly good links: The latest edition of my newsletter is out. If you enjoy it, please share it with a friend. Thanks for reading. Oh, and #GoNats! It’s been a loooong time since DC baseball fans had a team in the World Series. #finishthefight… Continue reading »
Literature in motion at the Women’s March on Washington, the day after the inauguration: “But protests run on words as well as actions. ‘Your silence will not protect you’: Audre Lorde said it forty years ago, in a talk given at the Modern Language Association’s annual conference and later published as the essay ‘The Transformation… Continue reading »
This is the second post in a discussion here and on Mark Athitakis’s blog, American Fiction Notes, about Henry Adams’ novel “Democracy.” which was published anonymously in 1880. See Mark’s first post in the conversation here, and a useful background piece on the book’s long history he found here. Mark, Adams does get off some… Continue reading »
Bringing back streetcars to D.C. What’s not to love? Change we can all believe in. Or ride on. Some details here.
To rent or not to rent your house out for the inauguration: That’s been a hot topic among capital residents the last few weeks. It’s been all over my neighborhood listservs, and yesterday, at the Foggy Bottom Metro stop, guys with big signs were shilling for inauguralhomes.com, a website where Washingtonians can post their properties… Continue reading »