I got nowhere else to go
Not forgetting, but forgiving
I was among the many reporters who came to Oklahoma City in 1995 to cover the aftermath of the bomb that destroyed the federal building and killed 168 people and wounded many more. I wrote a lot about it, but I couldn’t make much sense of it, especially because Oklahoma City also happens to be…Read More
Chuh-click-click. (One of my favorites)
Once in a great while I’m asked if I have a favorite story that I’ve written. I don’t. But if I did, it might be this little essay for the Post’s Style section (“Chuh-click. Sunset: With the Last of Kodak’s Slide Projectors, a Family Tradition Slips Out of Focus”), which ran 10 years ago on…Read More
Book giveaway! Book giveaway! GRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK by Gangrey’s Ben Montgomery
I know it’s been a long while, but I come to you with another exciting book giveaway — the just-released Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by my pal Ben Montgomery. ALL GONE!! I have four copies ready to ship to the first four readers who EMAIL me (which means not by leaving a comment here and not…Read More
Frankincense and whirr
My friend Jack asked nicely — a year ago — to see this one again, an oldie from the archives, about the sacred synergy between Christmas and the electric shaver. I’m reprinting it here, not because I think it’s all that, but because of the top-notch headline that ran with it — “Frankincense & Whirr”…Read More
Sis-boom-bah for DRAMA HIGH! Win a copy of Michael Sokolove’s new book!
My friend Michael Sokolove (aka Mr. Ann Gerhart) has a new book out, Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater. It’s a great read, even if you think you know everything about the experience of high-school drama clubs, “Glee,” etc. I have three copies…Read More
The worst fall TV season I’ve had to review
That’s right, I said it. Nevertheless, here’s what I’ve been up to since late summer — trying to find something, anything to say about the new crop of fall shows from the broadcast and cable networks. I didn’t give any A’s this year and a whole lot of D’s and F’s — and, yes, I…Read More
Another book grab! SISTERLAND by Curtis Sittenfeld; STRAY by Monica Hesse!
My talented friends keep writing books and my pride knows no bounds. Be the first to EMAIL me at hank [at] hankstuever [dot] [com] and let me know which book you want — I’ve got FOUR copies of each title; one per customer. (Sorry, emails only. No tweet replies, no Facebook replies; and be aware…Read More
Book grab! DAN SAVAGE’s ‘American Savage’; PETER CARLSON’s ‘Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy’
Oooh, this is a good one. My writer friends have been quite busy. I have two books to give away now and will have two more titles to give away in another week or so. What must you do to get these books sent to you absolutely free? You DON’T win by leaving a comment…Read More
What kind of fool?
The One-Man Book Club has been meeting in secret for quite some time over at Goodreads, if you ever feel like following along. I’ve been slowly going back through my shelves and adding thoughts and reviews of books I read years ago. For some reason, all this time I’ve managed to never notice a neato…Read More