“Instead of continuing to work on the Temptation, they challenged him instead to write something completely devoid of romanticism and symbolism—something instead minutely detailed, objectively reported, as in the vein of Balzac. And so Flaubert wrote Madame Bovary…” – Colin Dickey on Flaubert’s Temptation, and Odilon Redon’s illustrations for it.
Joan Didion reading at the New York Review of Books 50th anniversary at Town Hall.
Lucy Weltner reviews The Miniature Wife by Manuel Gonzales at Full Stop.
Grace Kelly as caprese eggs benedict, Audrey Hepburn as strawberry and beer sorbet, and other style icons turned into food porn.