March Madness - 3-18-2018
GRACE SLICK, "White Rabbit." Stephen performed the song on guitar with vocal.
Do the "Wright" Thing - 6-11-2017
WALTER SCOTT, Introduction to Ivanhoe.
Year of the Rooster - 1-28-2017
WILLIE DIXON, song, "Little Red Rooster."
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night - 10-29-2016
WILLIAM BOLITHO, "The Philanthropy of Fritz Haarmann" from Murder for Profit.
Mardi Gras - 2/6/2016
VASSILIOS PAPAVASSILIOUS / ST. JOHN CLIMACUS, excerpt from Thirty Steps to Heaven.
Diary - 8/2/2015
STEPHEN HELFER, Cuzco, Peru, diary.
Human Events - 7/5/2015
STEPHEN HELFER, "My Moustache."
Blood - 10/31/2014
Encyclopedia Americana, 1995, entry for "Blood money.".
Bewitched - 10/31/2013
GEORGE ELIOT, excerpt from Chapter IX (Hetty's World") of Adam Bede.
Work - 9/1/2013
STEPHEN HELFER, "Reminescences of Working at the Ritz.".
Secrets - 4/25/2013
WALTER SCOTT, excerpt from the Introduction to Ivanhoe."
A Christmas Story - 12/8/2012
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1955, entry for "Christmas."
For Those in Peril on the Sea - 4/13/2012
Hymn "How Great Thou Art."
Gory/Gorey Valentine - 2/27/2011
Sang and accompanied himself on guitar: "Ballad of Omie Wise" and other country, folk, and blues songs.
Disasters - 1/15/2010
FOLK SONG, "The Titanic" (also known as "It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down").
The Beat Goes On - 9/5/2009
GREGORY CORSO, "Coney Island."
Winter - 1/11/2009
ROBERT SERVICE, "The Cremation of Sam McGee"
Ghosts - 10/31/2007
SIMON RICH, "Ouiji Board."
Souls - 10/29/2006
HANK WILLIAMS, "House of Gold."
Masks - 10/30/2004
Selection for a book about a serial killer in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century.
Death - 11/1/2003
Expose Yourself to Literature - 5/26/2001
Selection from book about a serial killer of children in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century.