A roundup of things consumed by our editors. Jason Diamond Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon was my company when I waited in line at the DMV in Herald Square for two hours yesterday, trying to get my drivers license for the first time in New York. Even though I’d had a DL in another state for ten years, since I didn’t renew, I’m a new driver in the eyes of Governor Cuomo. That means I get to go through the entire process I […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Truman Streckfus Persons was born on this day in 1924 in New Orleans. Here is some of the video evidence we could find on the existence of his life.
Herman Melville Died Today, Miguel de Cervantes was Born Tomorrow, and Truman Capote Came the Day After Tomorrow
In an effort to “scoop” everybody on all three of these breaking stories, we figured it would be wise to lump all of them into one post.
Long before his role in Annie Hall, Truman Capote was a famous writer. Listen:Truman Capote at 92Y, April 7th, 1963
In response to a new West End, London production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which portrays iconic Holly Golightly as a prostitute, straight up and unambiguously, Book Bench has posted part of a 1968 Playboy interview with Truman Capote on the subject. Capote: Holly Golightly was not precisely a callgirl. She had no job, but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and night clubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps […]
Weekend Bites: Truman and Harry, David Byrne on Kindle, good friends-bad novels, Naked Lunch at 50, and more.
I always said Truman Capote knew the boy wizard, and nobody believed me. So I guess I shouldn’t buy Mastering the Art of French Cooking because “unfortunately, that will probably send even more Meryl Streep wannabes straight to bookstores looking for food porn. And they will be sold bibles.” Bummer (Slate) David Byrne: Kindle DRM means “you are f*cked” (Thanks Boing Boing) Two A.V. Chicago writers ask if Ferris Bueller was true to it’s Chicago backdrop Jens Lekman will play […]
(thanks Maggie Serota)