Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour
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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore|
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy...
Old Angel Midnight|
"The only book I've ever written in which I've allowed myself to say absolutely anything I want."—Jack Kerouac
Just Around Midnight|
Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become "white"? Just around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial...