A Brilliant Birthday History for the Brilliant Alexandre Dumas

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
A man who knew how to live and let his stories breathe like reality.

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.