5 Most Popular Posts: Oct. 2016

  • November 7, 2016

We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are October’s winners.













  1. “Hemingway and JFK.” Whether it’s because Cuba is no longer verboten for Americans, or that we all love Papa and Kennedy, Joseph A. Esposito’s essay really resonated.
  2. “5 Haunting Story Collections You Need to Read this Halloween.” Tara Laskowski cared deeply that readers have the crap scared out of them on All Hallows Eve. Readers appreciated it (and presumably have been sleeping with the lights on ever since).
  3. “10 Takes on Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan.” Nope, that headline isn’t from the Onion. The mastermind behind “Everybody Must Get Stoned” recently snagged literature’s highest honor. Astonishingly, folks had strong feelings about it.
  4. Meet the (Small) Press: Belle Lutte Press. Michael Landweber shined a spotlight on this deserving Texas-based indie publisher dedicated to quality over quantity.
  5. Tom Glenn’s review of Vietnam: A New History by Christopher Goscha. Glenn called Goscha’s comprehensive work “a welcome new scholarly take on the story of a fascinating country.”

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