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Twelve Odd Tales for Christmas

Grinches and reindeer may dominate our annual holiday folklore, yet celebrated American writers also produced seasonal gems less well known today. While these authors’ definitive literary works often overshadow minor prose, resurrect their unusual holiday tales to refresh your December reading list. Commence the Christmas countdown with the following twelve stories. “Christmastide” by H. P. […]

Exploring American Cities Through True Crime

America’s most notorious crimes tend to remain in the public memory not only for particular gruesomeness or incomprehensibility, but because they disrupt a narrative of place. If you, as I do, spend a lot of time watching reruns of Forensic Files or Snapped, you’ll hear it over and over again: “It was a sleepy suburb…nothing […]