Curiosities

January 23, 2012

The Thirsty North 0

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Newsflash: people in cold states drink a lot more than people in warm states.

January 22, 2012

Salinger’s Lost Writing 1

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J.D. Salinger was apparently “still writing during the decades of his seclusion and amassing a considerable body of work,” but what, exactly, was he working on?

January 22, 2012

Heti and Didion, Chatting It Up 0

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Sheila Heti interviewed Joan Didion for The Believer, and you can read some excerpts for free.

January 22, 2012

2012 Poetry Preview 0

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NPR‘s got a nice preview of some upcoming 2012 poetry releases.

January 22, 2012

NYRB Fall Preview 0

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Check out Part I and Part II of NYRB Classics’ Fall Preview — ’tis the season for Kingsley Amis!

January 22, 2012

It’s Not “Roses Are Red?” 0

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What’s the most quoted line of poetry? The answer, according to Google and M.H. Forsyth, may surprise you.

January 21, 2012

Apple’s Foray into Education Publishing 0

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If you missed Apple’s “Education Announcement” last Thursday, you can check out Peter Kafka’s play-by-play coverage of the event for AllThingsD. The whole affair made quite a splash because the biggest publishers in the world today are education publishers. The star of the show was iBooks 2, and it has many people talking: some view […]

January 21, 2012

Hollywood McCarthy 0

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Cormac McCarthy’s written a spec script about “a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down.” I think we all know where that’s headed.

January 21, 2012

Russian Lit Quiz 0

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Pop quiz for all you fans of Russian literature: What’s the protagonist’s first name in Doctor Zhivago? Hint: It isn’t “Doctor.”

January 21, 2012

NBCC Finalist Party 0

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The NBCC finalists will be announced tonight at an event in New York City, and you’re invited! The event will feature drinks, hors d’ouevre, and (probably) a lot of reading glasses.