What poem are you going to carry in your pocket on April 30 [Poem in Your Pocket Day]?
— Cassy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am going to carry at least three, […]
Angry with His Own Time The great Austrian novelist Robert Musil, born like Mencken in 1880, placed these prophetic words in the mouth of his protagonist Ulrich, in The Man without Qualities: “One can’t be angry […]
The Lost Frontier The setting of post-apocalyptic fiction, a venerable genre of science fiction, is a future in which today’s technological civilization has been destroyed by some global catastrophe — […]