Yelp reviews for Edith Wharton, Hemingway, and Edgar Allan Poe

Posted By Jason Diamond Yelp reviews tend to serve two purposes for me:  they tell me whether or not a place is good at giving people food poisoning, or they help me kill time when I’m bored and Wikipedia and Youtube just won’t do. I’m not sure if I’d call my obsession with reading Yelp reviews strange or quirky, after all, some of my friends spend hours of their day reading over Craigslist missed connections (or the n+1 version…), and […]

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Ernest Hemingway’s beautiful descendents

Posted by Jason Diamond Of all the beautiful women Woody Allen picked to play his love interests, the two I love the most are Carol Kane during her brief appearance in Annie Hall, and Mariel Hemingway as the 17-year-old Tracy in Manhattan.  Even though the 25 year age difference between Allen’s Isaac character and Hemingway’s could either be looked at as a unsettling, or as a brilliant plot device, I say that Mariel Hemingway played the part perfectly, and really […]

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Morning Bites: Rum Diary preview, The Recipe Project, John Minichillo, Springsteen Suicide, and more

We’re pretty excited to see Johnny Depp (who never seems to age) in another Hunter S. Thompson role.  So the preview for the The Rum Diary obviously makes us very happy. The Recipe Project, the cookbook put together by One Ring Zero, which features uber-chefs like Mario Batali, David Chang, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, gets a writeup at Huff. Po. About five seconds after reading it, we got really hungry.  Too bad we’re probably only going to be eating beans […]

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Hemingway Vs. The Situation in a battle for the soul of Abercrombie & Fitch

Posted by Jason Diamond Abercrombie & Fitch has spent the last fifteen or so years as the official clothing company of people you probably wouldn’t want to hang out with, so it’s somewhat shocking that they’d come out and tell a guy like The Situation that they don’t want him wearing their clothing anymore. But there was a time when A&F didn’t make clothing for your little brother’s fraternity or Jersey Shore guidos.  The company was a fishing and hunting […]

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Bites: Ayn Rand Dating, Norman Mailer Fighting, Denis Johson Reading and More

  Ron Hogan wants you to read The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. This is what an Ayn Rand dating site would look like. Mailer vs. Vidal, Hemingway vs. everybody who bothered him when he was drunk, and other good literary fights. A video of Denis Johnson reading. Don’t worry everybody: Huffington Post will not turn AOL leftist.  So all of you people who were thinking that would be the case, please rest a little bit easier.

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Weekend Bites: John Cage Bio, Jen Gilmore’s Year, Pynchon on the Screen, Holiday Roads and More

The New Republic reviews Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage Something Red author, Jennifer Gilmore, talks about her year in reading at The Millions. Somewhere in heaven, John Hughes is smiling while listening to this cover of “Holiday Roads” by The Walkmen. Paul Thomas Anderson to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice into a film. Ernest Hemingway wants a Big Papa t-shirt for the holidays. Taking the plunge into Freedom.

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