January 30, 2015
Minnesota is having a cultural moment.
January 29, 2012
I suspect that most of us have vices that we occasionally rue.  Mine is the so-called political novel.
December 23, 2011
How familiar are you with the literature of Christmas?
May 29, 2011
Sometimes, battling sexism in the normal way just won't do. Sometimes, you must don a gorilla mask, adopt the name of a dead female artist and send estrogen pills to the White House.
April 30, 2011
In 1821, Charles Knight -- who one day would attain a modest measure of fame as publisher of works like
March 27, 2011
Printing came late to my adopted state. 
February 27, 2011
If past ceremonies are any guide, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people at the conclusion of this evening's broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
November 28, 2010
I have always thought that if I had more time, money and bookshelves (a not uncommon complaint among book collectors!), it would be both fun and enlightening to try and collect as many titles as I cou
October 31, 2010
I love a well-illustrated book.

Judging from the prices that well-illustrated books often fetch at auction, I am not alone.