Bewitched - 10/31/2013
JOE NICKELL, investigative files "Voodoo in New Orleans", Vol. 26.1 (January/February 2002).
Work - 9/1/2013
GEORGE ORWELL, except from Chapter Two of The Road to Wigan Pier.
Secrets - 4/25/2013
STEVE COLL, article The Spy Who Said Too Much from the April 1, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
A Christmas Story - 12/8/2012
Did not read. Showed video of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie hosting a British Broadcasting Corporation Christmas Night television special.
Dry - 9/25/2011
JOHN CHEEVER, excerpt from The Journals of John Cheever.
Wet - 7/16/2001
News accounts of water shortages from New Statesman and English-language Al Jazeera.
Gory/Gorey Valentine - 2/27/2011
LINDA H. DAVIS, excerpt from Charles Addams: A Cartoonist's Life.
Villians - 9/11/2010
FLANNERY O'CONNOR, excerpt from "A Good Man is Hard to Find.
Heroes - 4/10/2010
SEAMUS HEANEY (trans.), excerpts from battles with Grendel and Grendel's mother from Beowulf.
Hollywood/Bollywood - 11/14/2008
RICHMAL CROMPTON, excerpt about the village literary society's attempt to raise funds to buy a cinematograph, from William the Good.
Rhymes with June 6/30/08
EDWARD LEAR, "The Owl and the Pussy Cat."
Run for the Roses - 5/3/2008
ROBERT BENCHLEY, "They're Off!" from Benchley Lost and Found.
Burns Night - 1/27/2008
Toast to Mrs. Robert Burns.
Bounty - 11/18/2007
BIBLE (AUTHORIZED VERSION OF 1611), Psalm xxiii.
Ghosts - 10/31/2007
H.P. LOVECRAFT, "The Hound."
Ides of March - 3/18/2007
E.W. HORNUNG, selection from The Amateur Cracksman (published 1907).