Win John Updike's trash! Win John Updike’s trash!

When last we checked in on Paul Moran, the New Hampshire resident who rode his creepy and relentless Updike-residence trashpicking habit to minor fame, he was in the “apologia” stage of public recognition. It’sRead more »

Postmodern P.T. Barnum

In Lapham’s Quarterly “Celebrity Issue,” novelist Charles Baxter provides a sharp postmodern reading of Phineas Taylor Barnum’s 1855 autobiography The Life of P. T. Barnum. Baxter makes a case that Barnum–theRead more »