Charles Portis

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Dylan Hicks unveils "West Texas Winds," talks upcoming novel

    ​What a pleasant surprise it was to see this brand new song and video from Minneapolis singer/songwriter Dylan Hicks last week. For one thing it's been far too long to have heard anything new from the "Governor of Fun." He only recently showed up with new material in one of Terry Eason "Song-A-Day ... More >>

  • Movies

    December 22, 2010

    The Coen brothers' True Grit

    The boys take their tongues out of their cheeks for this one

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2005

    The Dog of the South

    A year or so ago my colleague Michael Tortorello turned me onto to Charles Portis, a very funny Arkansas novelist with a wonderfully laconic prose style. His books are full of great comic characters whose voices you can usually hear like they?re standing right behind you. Here?s a excerpt from Nor ... More >>

  • Books

    October 20, 1999

    Portis' Head

    The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis