An excerpt from Hampton Sides's new book, Hellhound on His Trail, detailing MLK's last hours.
In the battle of fatwa versus fiction, Salman Rushdie has the last word: "One of us is dead, do not mess with novels." Rushdie, in conversation with Christopher Hitchens, gave the keynote of the PEN World Voices Festival last night. Catch up on a world of authors with blogs from the fest, excerpts from participating writers' work, photos, video and audio clips. Highlights include Patti Smith's chat with Jonathan Lethem, a Utopia and Dystopia panel, and A. M. Homes's talk with Philippe Djian.
Toronto’s Comic Arts Festival is in full swing.
The comma, a punctuation mark worth praising.