In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison died August 6, 2019. One of the seminal novelists of our generation, she revolutionized literature and changed the narratives we told about slavery and the experience of being American. Here are 5 poems by Toni Morrison, courtesy of The Believer...
Book Recommendation: The Gifts We Keep

Book Recommendation: The Gifts We Keep

I had the pleasure of getting a preview of Katie Grindeland’s debut novel The Gifts We Keep, published by the student cooperative at Ooligan Press. Grindeland’s book was the winner of the 2016 Multnomah County Library Writers Project, and richly deserved...
History of the Space Shuttle – Development

History of the Space Shuttle – Development

A fascinating history of the Space Shuttle Development, originally published by Alan Tatourian. June 18, 2019 · by Alan Tatourian Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Introduction by Jeff...
The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers

The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers

by Nicholas Parker, for the New York Public Library Any successful author will tell you that before they hit the literary bigtime, they had to do a whole lot of hustling to support their writing habit. On July 5, 1880, playwright George Bernard Shaw was able to quit...
Independence Day, a Family Story

Independence Day, a Family Story

In 1812, the Hayes family lived in Maryland. Taxes were being collected by the government for the war effort. A man came around from the government and collected a very large estate tax, which left the family nearly penniless until the next harvest. A few weeks later,...