LitRock: 9 Odd Stories Behind Book-Inspired Music

Column by Kimberly Turner October 24, 2013
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.

Uncomfortable Truths: Five Authors Who Do Not Live Up To Their Mythology

Column by Cath Murphy May 31, 2013
As the next bestseller rolls into town and we are invited to believe its author can turn water into wine, here are five writers who serve as warning not to buy into the usual literary mythmaking.