A blog about expatriate life in Paris. Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of a memoir, Losing My Cool. He is at work on a book about how we define race in America, told through his own experience of growing up with a white mother and black father, and of raising a blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter in France.
Daily Scholar Archives
A blog about the odd pleasures of the bookish life, with new posts each Friday by Michael Dirda, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic with the Washington Post and the author of several books, including An Open Book and On Conan Doyle.
A blog about the stories that nourish and sustain us, and the small miracles of everyday life. Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland magazine and the author of numerous books, most recently the novel The Plover.
A blog about the New York literary life by Phillip Lopate, celebrated essayist, director of Columbia University’s nonfiction program, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, and author of Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body, and To Show and to Tell, among other books.
A blog about the changing face of the Motor City by essayist Laura Bernstein-Machlay, who teaches literature and creative writing at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and is the author of a forthcoming book called Travelers.
In slowly gentrifying Detroit, you might see a fox, or even a coyote, but where have all the stray dogs gone? Read More
A journalist ponders where he’s been, where he is, and where he’s going. Dennis Covington is the author of six books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain, a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book is Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World.
A blog about the city of New Orleans as the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. New Orleans resident Wayne Curtis is the author of The Last Great Walk and And a Bottle of Rum.
A blog about the wonders and challenges of living in Homer, Alaska, by Miranda Weiss, the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska.
A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful, with posts each Wednesday by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals, for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Discover, and Wired. She is the co-author of Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects.
A blog about a person, and a culture, in flux. Diana Goetsch (formerly Douglas Goetsch) is a poet and freelance teacher of writing. Her latest book is Nameless Boy.
A blog about the art of teaching, with new posts each Tuesday by Paula Marantz Cohen, a distinguished professor of English at Drexel University and the author of the novels Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death and the SATs and What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper.
A blog about American culture, with new posts each Monday by William Deresiewicz. Excellent Sheep: Thinking for Yourself, Inventing Your Life, and Other Things the Ivy League Won’t Teach You will be out next year.
Each Monday a poet, a novelist, an essayist, a journalist, or a scholar recalls a piece of advice or an experience that was most helpful to their writing career.
Each Monday a poet, a novelist, an essayist, a journalist, or a scholar names a book they prize above all others and tells us why.
Each Monday, a different guest columnist recalls the wisdom of a favorite teacher or mentor who helped them better understand themselves, their work, or their place in the universe.