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January 5, 2013

“The old songs are so easily lost.” 0

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Pulphead author John Jeremiah Sullivan discusses Don Wahle’s Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard box set for The Paris Review in a quick piece that makes you sad he ever left The Oxford American.

January 5, 2013

The Best of Young British Rankings 0

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At The Independent, you can read about the history of Granta’s once-a-decade lists.

January 5, 2013

“The paper’s news judgment is exceedingly bizarre.” 0

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Jonathan Chait takes a look at the (horrible) newspapers in Back to the Future, but he misses the most obvious criticism. That page layout is atrocious!

January 5, 2013

On The Making of The Blues Brothers 0

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“‘We had a budget in the movie for cocaine for night shoots,’ [Dan] Aykroyd says.”

January 5, 2013

Wolfe Goes Back to Wall Street 0

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“We find ourselves in a swarm of fellow starstruck souls outside the Sheraton Hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, churning, squirming.” 25 years after the publication of Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe returns to the subject of Wall Street. You can also check out my review of his most recent novel, Back to Blood, […]

January 4, 2013

Thomas Pynchon to Publish New Novel 4

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Washington Post critic Ron Charles broke the news today that Thomas Pynchon will have a new book out from Penguin this fall called Bleeding Edge. Charles said the news was confirmed by two Penguin employees and that “everything is tentative” at this time.

January 4, 2013

Building Covers 0

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Year in Reading alumnus Chris Ware drew the cover of this week’s New Yorker. (If you liked his latest, Building Stories, you might like reading our review.)

January 4, 2013

Gandalf Set Up the Fireworks 0

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The Paris Review starts the year off right with a post on Tolkien’s birthday.

January 4, 2013

And The Problem With That Problem 0

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The problem with memoir is well-known. What’s less well-known is the problem with the problem with memoir.

January 4, 2013

Notes on Letters 0

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Recommended reading: John Banville on Rilke’s letters.