The fact that Henry Morgenthau III recently published his first book of poetry, A Sunday in Purgatory, would not be particularly noteworthy except for two facts: He comes from the eminent Morgenthau family, and he just celebrated his 100th birthday. Though Morgenthau spent much of his professional life writing—producing documentaries …Read More »
A Conversation with Mikita Brottman The author of The Maximum Security Book Club on her process, the shocking cancellation of her club and why literature won't save your life.
Earlier this summer, I sat down with author and MICA professor Mikita Brottman to discuss her new book, The Maximum Security Book Club (HarperCollins), which chronicles her time volunteering as a teacher/moderator for a book club at Jessup Correctional Institution. The book is moving but honest, interweaving Brottman’s account of …Read More »
It’s time for one of my favorite weeks of the year: Banned Books Week! As a kid, books were among my prized possessions and I would yell at my brother regularly for what I thought was his careless disregard for the pristine nature of my books. Thankfully, I’ve mellowed …Read More »
Art and Soul Former Walters director publishes a new memoir that delves deep into the more scandalous side of the art world.
Published Sept. 20, Gary Vikan’s new book Sacred and Stolen explores the little-seen scandalous side of the art world…all while delving deeper into Vikan’s own life in a moving memoir. We sat down with the author to chat briefly about his newest work. From theft to forgery to destruction, you’ve …Read More »
In the winter of 2014, University of Maryland alum Jason Reynolds and Boston native Brendan Kiely were sent off on tour together in support of their debut novels: When I Was the Greatest and The Gospel of Winter, respectively. During this tour, while sharing every meal and meeting for beers …Read More »
Magic, Muggles and Memories Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Slytherins: It's Harry Potter time!
It’s time to break out those old wizard robes and dust off that wand—Harry Potter release day is almost upon us once more. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will arrive in bookstores the night of July 30. The new story, in the form of a play that is currently …Read More »
Every morning I have an English muffin drenched in butter and a cup of coffee for breakfast. I love it. It makes me feel good. But when I travel, when I leave my house—holy moly—there are other things to eat for breakfast! This is what summer is about: trippin’ on …Read More »
Just days after the hearts of GoT fans across the world were broken (Hodor, no!), author George R. R. Martin will serve as the honored guest of the 50th annual Balticon science fiction and fantasy convention. Martin, the Emmy-award winning creator of the gory-glorious TV (and book!) series, will be …Read More »
An Evening with D. Watkins The award-winning writer debuts his second book at the University of Baltimore.
Last night, Baltimore-based author D. Watkins celebrated the launch of his new book, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, with a reading and book-signing at the University of Baltimore Town Hall. Watkins, an alum of the UB MFA program, has been gaining national traction as a cultural commentator since …Read More »
Do you ever get the urge to blow up everything in your life, go far away and start over again? I do, so I completely relate to the opening character in Ron Tanner’s captivating new novel, Missile Paradise. Cooper, a 30-something man, sails from his home in the Bay Area …Read More »