Joseph Heller's depictions of war turned America's idea of heroism on its head. The irreverent 1961 novel was based on Heller's own experiences in World War II, but it was the anti-authoritarian generation of the Vietnam era that embraced Catch-22 as its own.
The romantic power of words has the uncanny ability to lead us through the aches and pains of growing up. Author Leah Hager Cohen recommends Brian Hall's The Saskiad, a coming-of-age tale with a bookish twist.
Mitt Romney continued his dogged, incremental pursuit of the White House on Tuesday night, dominating the GOP presidential debate on the economy. The man once touted as his most formidable opponent was barely a factor.
In America, football is really big — and it's getting bigger. Football is now gigantic, monstrous, humongous. And it has done more than surpass baseball. It now simply looms alone above the American sportscape.
As we drift to sleep, our minds tend to drift as well — recalling memories long ago lost to time. Singer and storyteller Tony Norris remembers a relic of his childhood, and the ties that bind him to a tiny peach-pit monkey.
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