In the pantheon of free computer games included with Windows, one strikes fear into the hearts of competitors: Spider Solitaire. In the first installment of a new series, the student addresses the master.
No matter how factual the accomplishments gained or the tragedies sustained, holiday letters, like the season itself, are often sugarcoated. But not this time.
Emails have about as much room for nuance as Post-It notes, and less staying power. But sometimes they’re pure poetry.
There are many reasons to pepper a celebrity with fan mail: admiration, a sense of kinship, obsession, even boredom. Any are acceptable and all are believable—until you try to explain your motives to others.
The recent publication of Robert Lowell’s letters makes us wonder, will someday collections of today’s scribblers’ correspondence include emoticons? A look at the last gasps of letter writing.