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Wallace Stevens Read by Bill Murray

| August 20, 2012

Bill Murray reads two poems by Wallace Stevens, “The Planet on the Table” and “A Rabbit As King of the Ghosts” as part of Poets House’s 17th Annual Poetry Walk.

For a Happy Saturnalian Christmas:
How To have A Good Time

| December 24, 2011

Fulton J. Sheen was that rarity of Catholic sermonizers: he was witty, earthy and unfriendly to religion’s two heels : dogma and doctrine. “How to Have a Good Time” is one of his most celebrated sermons from his “Life Is Worth Living” series, from 1957.

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan in Normandy

| November 11, 2011

Reagan’s speech at Normandy’s Pointe du Hoc on June 6, 1984, commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day, is one of his noblest, especially in retrospect, for what he said about the cold war, the Soviet Union and nuclear weapons.

Capital Punishment As a Crime More Dreadful Than Murder: Dostoyevsky on the Guillotine

| July 30, 2011

The death penalty, in this passage from Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot,” is seen as a punishment mostly for what precedes it–and an indictment of those who impose capital punishment.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 32

| April 1, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 32: Still and Sunday-like; Mistaken Identity; Up a Stump; In a Dilemma; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 31

| March 31, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 31: Ominous Plans; News from Jim; Old Recollections; A Sheep Story; Valuable Information; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 30

| March 30, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 30: The King Went for Him; A Royal Row; Powerful Mellow; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 29

| March 29, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 29: Contested Relationship; The King Explains the Loss; A Question of Handwriting; Digging up the Corpse; Huck Escapes; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 28

| March 28, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 28: The Trip to England; “The Brute!”; Mary Jane Decides to Leave; Huck Parting with Mary Jane; Mumps; The Opposition Line; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 27

| March 27, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 27: The Funeral; Satisfying Curiosity; Suspicious of Huck; Quick Sales and Small; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 26

| March 26, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 26: A Pious King; The King’s Clergy; She Asked His Pardon; Hiding in the Room; Huck Takes the Money; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 25

| March 25, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 25: Is It Them?; Singing the “Doxologer”; Awful Square; Funeral Orgies; A Bad Investment; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 24

| March 24, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 24: Jim in Royal Robes; They Take a Passenger; Getting Information; Family Grief; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 22

| March 23, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 22: Sherburn; Attending the Circus; Intoxication in the Ring; The Thrilling Tragedy; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 23

| March 22, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 23: Sold; Royal Comparisons; Jim Gets Home-sick; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 21

| March 21, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 21: Sword Exercise; Hamlet’s Soliloquy; They Loafed Around Town; A Lazy Town; Old Boggs; Dead; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 20

| March 20, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 20: Huck Explains; Laying Out a Campaign; Working the Camp; meeting; A
Pirate at the Camp-meeting; The Duke as a Printer; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 19

| March 19, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 19: Tying Up Day-times; An Astronomical Theory; Running a Temperance
Revival; The Duke of Bridgewater; The Troubles of Royalty; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 18

| March 18, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 18: Col. Grangerford; Aristocracy; Feuds; The Testament; Recovering the
Raft; The Wood-pile; Pork and Cabbage; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 17

| March 17, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 17: An Evening Call; The Farm in Arkansaw; Interior Decorations; Stephen
Dowling Bots; Poetical Effusions; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 15

| March 15, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 15: Huck Loses the Raft; In the Fog; Huck Finds the Raft; Trash; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 8

| March 8, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 8: Sleeping in the Woods, Raising the Dead, Exploring the Island, Finding Jim; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689)

| January 17, 2011

John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689), religious and otherwise.

Emerson: The American Scholar

| May 29, 2010

Emerson’s “American Scholar,” a graduation speech to Harvard’s Phi Beta Kappa, redefined the way Americans saw themselves–as intellectual individuals on their own terms. Take a second look in this season of commencements.

Philip Roth’s Great American Fart

| April 3, 2010

Kids love farts, don’t they? Even today, with all the drugs and sex and violence you hear about on TV, they still get a kick, as we used to, out of a fart.

Teddy Roosevelt on Socialism

| December 20, 2009

Many of the men who call themselves Socialists to-day are in reality merely radical social reformers, with whom on many points good citizens can and ought to work in hearty general agreement.

Milton Berle’s “Anaconda”

| November 28, 2009

Alan Zweibel was among the original writers on Saturday Night Live, back when Gerald Ford was still president. Here’s his story of coming face to face with Milton Berle’s legendary penis.

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