The Atlantic remembers Solomon Burke. Celebrity treatment in a Chinese jail means that Xiaobo would be served individually served meals instead of “a portion of food cooked in a large pot for many prisoners.” Stephen Elliott on the San Francisco coffee wars. Andy Borowitz is doing two free live shows tonight. Here are the details from an e-mail he sent out: As a special thank-you to Borowitz Report readers, I’ve scheduled two last-minute free shows Tuesday night October 12 in […]
Posted by Jason Diamond I’m glad that I’m not the only one who thinks Papa is/was one funny S.O.B. Introducing Papa Funny.
Weekend Bites: Buddy Holly Negotiates, Boozy Writers, Shteyngart Gets Questioned, Patti Smith Podcast, A Bunch of Salinger, and More
Buddy Holly negotiates a contract. Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Sexton, and other famous literary drunks and addicts. I interviewed Gary Shteyngart over at Jewcy. He calls Isaac Bashevis Singer “nuts”. Cassettes From My Ex does Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes. Trying to get lucky? Try Goethe. Patti Smith and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on the Book Review podcast. Remembering Salinger Dave Eggers Felicia Sullivan Salinger and the butcher. Andy Borowitz says “Hollywood Eager to Finally Fuck Up Catcher in the Rye“ […]
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – President Barack Obama’s decision to wish Jews around the world a happy Hanukkah in Hebrew has added more fuel to the movement of the so-called Birthers, who now claim that Mr. Obama was born in Israel.
Over at the New Yorker, Hanukkah stories courtesy of Yoni Brenner. Maud Newton reflects on her favorite books of 2009. Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave Fidel Castro a copy of Bram Stokers Dracula. Zak Smith picks a top three over at HTMLGiant. American Psycho, Motley Crue, Sam Lipsyte, and Ghostworld are each mentioned in Details 25 Greatest Generation X books list. Tiger “Mistresses of Tiger Woods march on Washington” The Borowitz Report. Over at The Faster Times, Jonathan Wilson gives us […]