A Pairing Menu for Works of Postmodern Literature and Appropriate Beverages, by Michael A. Ferro
The paranoia-inducing The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon is best paired with a room temperature watermelon wine cooler, which should be preceded by licking two hits of LSD off an official United States Post Office stamp (or a Trystero stamp, if you can find one). Don DeLillo’s breakout nov... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2016
Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with something to say, and funny books about other funny things, like funny TV shows or funny movies. These books are funny is what I mean. Anyway, these are the humo... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2016
Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with something to say, and funny books about other funny things, like funny TV shows or funny movies. These books are funny is what I mean. Anyway, these are the humo... [Read More]
Holden Caulfield Applies for an HR Position, by Dan Morey
by Brian Boone, Editor Greg Roman Integrated Software 48 Detmire Road White Plains, NY 10601 Dear Mr. Roman, I’m writing to apply for the goddam HR Manager position you advertised in the New York Times. I’ve enclosed my résumé and three references from real hot-shots.T... [Read More]
Literary Birth Complications, by Dan Rozier
by Brian Boone, Editor A Huckleberry Fin Good News: It’s a boy! Bad News: It’s a boy with a full-grown killer whale dorsal fin. Humbert Humbert’s Disease Disease Good News: Twins! Bad News: One twin was born much, much older than the other. Reverse Rapunzel Condition  Good N... [Read More]
2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced
by Bradford Evans Named after humorist James Thurber (pictured), the Thurber Prize for American Humor is the highest honor awarded for print humor writing, and the 2013 finalists were just announced. The 2013 finalists are Shalom Auslander for his novel Hope: A Tragedy, Dan Nevin for his memoir Dan ... [Read More]