Books

RETRO: My Hours with Elie

04/11/2017 M. J. Moore 0

On a crisp, cool late autumn night in 1990, Elie Wiesel sat on stage in an auditorium at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, delivering an hour-long lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. I stared […]

Indie Presses

RETRO: The Gallery at 70

28/09/2017 M. J. Moore 0

FOR DAVID MARGOLICK In 1947, John Horne Burns (an Andover-born, Harvard-educated, Irish-Catholic ex-G.I.) published The Gallery, a uniquely structured wartime “novel” that’s actually a book of linked short stories and autobiographical ruminations. Unfortunately, after his […]

Music

RETRO: Why George Mattered

01/08/2017 M. J. Moore 0

On stage at Madison Square Garden the spotlight embraces a slender man who hasn’t yet begun speaking. It’s August 1, 1971. A crowd of 20,000 is on its feet cheering. But it’s more than a […]

Indie Presses

RETRO: Pulp Fiction

05/07/2017 M. J. Moore 0

By M. J. Moore For Jaime Lubin Before the 1969 publication of The Godfather made his fortune, author Mario Puzo wrote profusely for the so-called “men’s magazines” published by Martin Goodman, who ruled the roost […]

Retro

RETRO: Four Days in June

05/06/2017 M. J. Moore 0

By M. J. Moore Of all the questions about America in the 1960’s, perhaps none is heard as often as “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” Invariably, the questioner is referring to JFK’s assassination […]

Alfred Hayes
Features

RETRO: Once Upon a Time in Italy

20/04/2017 M. J. Moore 0

By M. J. Moore Disillusion. Confusion. Inexplicable grief. All three leitmotifs dominate All Thy Conquests by London-born Alfred Hayes, who became a naturalized American and whose poems, novels, and screenplays retain their power. Although now out […]