author, 'Last Stories and Other Stories'
American novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist
The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War is the fifth book in Vollman's seven-book series about loss and transformation of the North American continent, this novel dramatizes a…
Sep. 10, 2015
The rise of corporate America begins with the ruthless acquisition of Indian land in this massively researched epic which evokes the language, the food, and the lost customs of the Nez…
Sep. 3, 2015
William T. Vollmann has authored a wide array of works of nonfiction as well as fiction. Who is this literary chameleon, and where is his life’s work going?
Aug. 14, 2014
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Emmy-award winning actor Jeff Daniels.
from The Treatment
This week’s art picks include drawings that explore deaf rage and experiences of trauma; a new age radio station broadcasting from a Santa Monica gallery; and a series of irregularly…
from Arts & Culture Stories
Venerated critic Harold Bloom’s final book “Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death” is discussed by the poets Alan Felsenthal and…
On this Christmas Eve, Press Play re-airs some favorite interviews of the year. Sopan Deb shares how his Indian heritage informs his standup comedy. The documentary “Mr. SOUL!”
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Raised in privilege amidst the barbarism of segregation, the oft-maligned president eventually embraced the New South liberalism that just swept his native Georgia’s election.
from Scheer Intelligence
Abigail Disney's father was Walt’s nephew Roy. He led a shareholder revolt in 2004, when he got fed up with Michael Eisner's management of the Mouse House.
from The Business
Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.
from The Treatment
That's how the hero of "The White Tiger" views his native India. The way you'll view the film is with rapt attention and great delight. It's really terrific.
from Film Reviews
Jen Craig discusses writing “Panthers and the Museum of Fire,” a short and expansive book that feels immense, rich and complex.