- How do we explain to the new, knowing wash-ashores, Brits and Aussies mainly, who have insinuated themselves into the media here, and into popular American culture generally, and to the very young, that there are touchstones and events that define us, that have formed us, that they know nothing about? They don’t have the slightest clue, nor do they know Bo Diddley.
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- If you were half awake in 2011 (or 2012 or 2013), you couldn’t have avoided Paula McLain’s runaway best seller, “The Paris Wife.” That fictional autobiography of Ernest Hemingway’s beleaguered starter wife, Hadley Richardson, unfolds pretty much as the Hemingways’ … More >
- When a coincidence or accident alters the course of a life, we call it chance, destiny, a twist of fate. But if you could anticipate these random forces and use them to your own ends, what would you set in … More >
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