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 »

Screw the Nukes

Charlotte Roche, British-born author of the sexually explicit bestseller Wetlands, has offered to sleep with German president Christian Wulff if he votes against legislation to extend the life of Germany’sRead more »