J.K. Rowling’s 50th birthday party, held during Halloween, had a theme: Come as your own private nightmare. Rowling wrote a political fairy tale on a dress.
Unlike his collection of ornate snuff boxes and high collars, this was one accessory Beau Brummell wished to rid himself of permanently.
Author Donald Goines’ tragically short career shows that when it comes to “writing what you know,” timing is everything.
The events of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, take place on June 16, 1904. They’re commemorated every year in a celebration called Bloomsday.
In the 1930s, Hollywood zeroed in on someone to blame for the country’s collective delinquency: bad mothers.
The bright circle of lamplight fell across shining plates heaped with Ma’s good bread.
“Here’s something to round out the supper, girls,” said Pa.
The erotic text is given the opportunity to explain itself.