Albert Murray saluted as writer, mentor, and friend at New York City’s 92nd Street Y
Loren Eiseley, “The Fifth Planet”
A “completely modern” comedy of façades and human frailty, Dinner at Eight still surprises
In London, LOA founding trustee receives major award for a lifetime of scholarship
Carson McCullers, “Wunderkind”
The Wings of the Dove: Classic Henry James as film noir
Recommended books (and music) by U.S. military veterans trace a century of conflict
Mark Twain, “My First Lie and How I Got Out of It”
With It’s All One Case, a designer and collector has Ross Macdonald covered
Improvisation on a noir theme: The jazz of François Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player
The Centurions: Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Listen: An Albert Murray playlist for jumping, kicking, swinging, or stomping the blues
Julian Hawthorne, “Absolute Evil”
Caroline W. Healey Dall, “A Sketch from Maryland Life”
Watch: Yusef Komunyakaa on a fellow poet and soldier’s “rendezvous with death”
Terror, suspense, and the power of suggestion in The Haunting
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