Books for the Burn Barrel

Burn

In all the hub-bub of the political debates you may not have noticed that the American Library Association celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books week. Some Conservative Christians scoff at the notion of Banned Books. Books aren’t banned in this country, they contend, only challenged. The primary subject matters that raise the hackles of [Read More...]

Bookween Tradition

Trick or treaters on the porch

They come with parents Or friends Sisters and dumb brothers In strollers Or sneakers that flash. They come dressed As dragons And princesses As witches And Power Rangers Some will come as Mitt Romney Some as Obama. They will crowd around the open door Pushing grocery sacks And plastic pumpkins Calling out in their cheeriest [Read More...]

The DNA of Evildoers

Daniel Pearl

The most ghoulish scene Americans will see this season has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween. While parents across this nation bicker over whether children ought to be allowed to dress up as vampires or witches, the bloated face of Muammar Gaddafi has been shown in full-color on the early shows, the late shows and [Read More...]


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