Well, he’s done it folks: one of America’s national treasures wrote a book. That’s right; Tom Hanks can now add “author” to his esteemed resume. But is Uncommon Type, his collection of short stories, any good? If you go by what writer and commentator Roxane Gay says, it’s just so-so.
Coming from the same folks who bring us the magical Wanderlust Festival, is a smaller more condensed version that takes place in approximately 40 cities all over the globe, including New Orleans, Los Angeles, and even Milan, Italy.
“Hey, Y’all,” was the greeting that welcomed me to the NPR Politics Podcast throughout the 2016 election. If you have been listening since the podcast’s inception in 2015, you will surely know what I’m talking about, even though it’s changed since.
On a sweet late summer night in 2015, I looked down upon the stage from my seat in the last row of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The performer on stage was a local man named Gregory Alan Isakov.
Trail Ridge Road is just one feature of the dynamic Rocky Mountain National Park. While parts of the park are closed seasonally or due to inclement weather, the park is, on the whole, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
I came to Dave Eggers later than most lovers of hip-lit, and I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t read What is the What, which the literati consider to be one of his most influential and important pieces in what is quickly becoming a widely acclaimed portfolio of books.