Book Review: “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell

Like Susan Orlean, Sarah Vowell tends to write about subjects that, at first glance, don’t seem all that interesting to the layperson or to one not already obsessed. While Orlean tends to bounce around topics – orchids, Rin Tin Tin, bullfighters, etc. – Vowell remains interested in writing about American history. Saying that it is […]


Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11

Today is the tenth anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed when terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into the Pentagon and another plane was brought down by passengers before […]