The Howling Fantods live-blogged last week’s DFW conference at CUNY.
Umberto Eco, Italian semiotician and author of works such as Theory of Semiotics and The Name of the Rose, has died at 84. His most famous work, The Name of the Rose, was adapted in a film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. Reflect on his life by revisiting Hillary Kelly’s review of Confessions of a Young Novelist.
Chuck Klosterman wonders, which rock stars will historians of the future remember?