• Hidden Hemingway

    Hidden Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway, scholars says, kept every scrap of paper he ever touched. Hidden Hemingway, then, is a time capsule,...

  • Last Words of the Executed

    Last Words of the Executed

    With an introduction by Studs Terkel, who calls Elder “a journalist in the noblest tradition” in this oral history of...

  • The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

    The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

    The Best Film You’ve Never Seen is an attempt to rewrite film history. In this book, 35 directors champion their...

  • The Film That Changed My Life

    The Film That Changed My Life

    Thirty directors on their epiphanies in the dark. Everyone from Danny Boyle and Michel Gondry to Peter Bogdanovich and Kimberly...

  • Conversations with Ken Kesey

    Conversations with Ken Kesey

    This is a photo of author Ken Kesey that Dawn Stief took when we interviewed him in Billings, Montana in...

  • The Neil Gaiman Reader

    The Neil Gaiman Reader

    Darrell Schweitzer’s critical look at author Neil Gamain’s legacy includes two lengthy interviews, including a never-before-published conversation Neil and I...

  • It Was Over When

    It Was Over When

    It Was Over When is dedicated to cataloging the exact moment when you realize a relationship isn’t going to work....

  • It Was Love When

    It Was Love When

    He told me I was a penguin: “tiny, adorable, and loved by everyone.” Right then, right that instant, you know...

  • Des Plaines River Anthology

    Des Plaines River Anthology

    Augie Aleksy, owner of Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in Forest Park, asked me to contribute to this collection about those...

  • John Woo: Interviews

    John Woo: Interviews

    Unprecedented access to the director helped editor Robert K. Elder create in John Woo: Interviews the first authoritative English-language chronicle...

  • 100 Bullets Vol. 5: The Counterfifth Detective

    100 Bullets Vol. 5: The Counterfifth Detective

    After receiving an untraceable gun and matching bullets from a man named Agent Graves, who tells him that the car...

  • A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game

    A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game

    Essays by a diverse group of writers capture the joys, regrets, friendships, philosophies, and adventures experienced through neighborhood poker. This...