What Does Anne Patchett Have in Common with Britney Spears?

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner December 2, 2019
December 2nd holds a lot of birthdays, but none so great as Ann Patchett.

The 85 Best Things About Cormac McCarthy

Column by Peter Derk July 20, 2018
How could we pick a mere 85? But seriously, in honor of Mr. McCarthy's 85th birthday, a handful of facts, bits of trivia, and some tall tales about one of our favorite authors.

5 Troublesome Birthday Parties in Literature and Film

Column by Ed Sikov
Hate your birthday? Here are five bad, sad, or just plain wacky birthday parties in literature, theater, and film.