Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jesse McKinley’s Tour de Force: Bang For The Buck

Times piece on $1 Stores lively and informative Trivial topic transformed by adjectival commentary If there is a more trivial topic ever assigned by the editors of the New York Times, what you can buy at Dollar Stores to outfit … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski’s Pulp is Pure Fun

His last book, and perhaps his greatest entertainment, Pulp is a quietly hilarious twist on the detective thrillers of James Hadley Chase, Dashiell Hammett, etc. Each word is a jewel. Don’t let your copy go -you’ll want to savor it … Continue reading

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Hitchens Was Not Kindness Itself

Just how bad was the famous curmudgeon? Kind acts, but hard words socially Luckily, as in public, the wit sweetened the poison Can there be better evidence of just how sour an experience it was below the surface to deal … Continue reading

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John Cheever On Editors

How Cheever reacted when Harold Ross cut off an ending His idea of the best possible editor High jinks at the writer’s workshop If you want to know what kind of editor is best, ask a very prominent writer who … Continue reading

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