Letters of Note

A fascinating new site devoted to letters, notes and other correspondence of historical or cultural significance. Initial entries include a letter from FDR to the commissioner of baseball, the Lindbergh ransom note and an achingly beautiful note written by Churchill, to be delivered to his wife in the event of his death.

Letters of Note

Comics that go further

This is a fascinating list of graphic novels that go beyond the bounds of the genre. I’m reading Preacher right now; I’m on volume five of nine and I can’t get enough of this strange and wonderful story that is better than just about any action movie I’ve seen recently. It’s the kind of fun that leaves you breathless and thinking.

I’ve always liked good genre writing, and comics are no exception. And these books prove the rule that good genre writing is universal in it’s appeal. In fact, the best genre writing transcends whatever pigeonhole it may be assigned to and tells us something about the human condition.

And there’s a word for that: Art.

20 Comics That Can Change Your Life by the Nerve staff – Nerve.com.