Born April 14, 1977, Sarah Michelle Gellar turns 26 today. Happy birthday, Buffy!
The author of the Left Behind books wants to sell you valuable information that just might save your eternal soul.
"Why don't you tell the truth about us? Why don't you tell them we are a peaceful people who won't stand to having our kids sitting next to niggers?" Such was the Southern white mindset in the 1960s. Two powerhouse collections from the Library of America tell the terrible tale of a troubled journey.
Individual sections of this are quite good, and valuable reading for anyone who might find themselves debating crazy people about the nature of the Bermuda Triangle. Taken as a whole, though, it eventually becomes fairly tiresome, as most such books do in the end.
In fact, our "superiority in applying organized violence" ranks as one of the lesser aspects of our prominence. I can appreciate how you might not think so right now. Living in Baghdad at this moment means that you're looking down the barrel of the most fearsome military force in human history.
The Life of Pi is a great story but will it make you believe in God?
Emily Dickinson was born on this day in history, December the 10th of 1830