In our morning reading: adapting Dorothy Parker poems as folk songs, Julia Fierro on the year in books, Meredith Graves on the year in fiction, new fiction from Jac Jemc, and more.
Dorothy Parker was born on this day in 1893. Daniel Mendelsohn on the brief career of Arthur Rimbaud in this week’s New Yorker. Silly times in Hitler’s Germany. Joann Sfar, director of the upcoming documentary Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, talks to Vox Tablet. Really, the only right way to report that The Help was the number one film at the box office this weekend would be to say something like, “The Help crushes anemic competition. Brings in millions.” Sadly, nobody […]
We liked hearing Gay Talese talk about all the drinking and partying that used to go on at The New York Times, that this week’s literary trading card is dedicated to four of our favorite writers who probably spent as much time with their bartender as they did their editor. From left to right: Dorothy Parker, Mike Royko, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer. Want a copy? Buy it here. (All art by Margarita Korol)