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Jan 242012
 
Fuse Interview: S.T. Joshi on Ambrose Bierce — The Underappreciated Genius of Being Grim

Bierce proffers a satiric temperament gone wild and woolly, partly propelled by a revulsion at the criminal vulgarity of the Gilded Age. Given the current triumph of the 1%, his fury at power mad corporations is worth an admiring look.

Jun 122010
 
Theater Interview: Writing about the American Stage

As a theatrical event, The American Stage anthology would have to be classified as a rousing vaudeville show: there are literary routines for all brows—high, middle, and low. The American Stage: Writings on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner, [...]