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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1230 on: August 13, 2015, 01:37:53 pm »
I am being amused by Peter Hessler's Aug. 10 & 17 piece on the Chinese lingerie merchants in Egypt.

Anybody in the market for a body stocking with an open rear end?  :laugh:

We sure have come a long way from Mr. Shawn's days, haven't we?  :laugh:
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1231 on: August 17, 2015, 09:29:54 am »
Well, here's one for the books. I really am caught up on my New Yorkers. I brought the Aug. 10 & 17 issue along to work today to pass on to my coworker. I had to bring a book with me to have something to read over lunch.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1232 on: August 17, 2015, 04:48:06 pm »
Great! Perhaps you can give us laggers some tips on what to read and what to avoid, particularly in the fiction issue.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1233 on: August 17, 2015, 08:37:54 pm »
Great! Perhaps you can give us laggers some tips on what to read and what to avoid, particularly in the fiction issue.

No can do. As soon as I finish reading something I forget it. Was that the issue with Louise Erdrich's story in it? You might look back over the thread, see if I had anything to say about anything in that issue, whenever it was.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1234 on: August 18, 2015, 11:19:55 am »
I started the article on "soft censorship" last night and am looking forward to reading more, as I am particularly interested in this issue.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1235 on: August 18, 2015, 11:31:44 am »
I started the article on "soft censorship" last night and am looking forward to reading more, as I am particularly interested in this issue.

I actually do remember reading that one. I thought it was quite good.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1236 on: August 24, 2015, 09:40:33 pm »
While I don't ordinarily read the short fiction, I did read Alice McDermott's short story in the Aug. 24 issue, and I recommend it.

I wonder if it's somehow excerpted from a forthcoming book?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1237 on: August 26, 2015, 01:06:44 pm »
I'm not following the statistics in Malcolm Gladwell's Aug. 24 article, but the take-away I am getting is that for a lot of poor people, it was actually a Good Thing to be forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1238 on: August 30, 2015, 09:56:35 am »
Goodbye to Oliver Sacks. I really enjoyed his writings over the years.  :'( :'(
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1239 on: September 02, 2015, 01:30:20 pm »
Goodbye to Oliver Sacks. I really enjoyed his writings over the years.  :'( :'(

I had no idea Oliver Sacks was that old.

Meanwhile, I really enjoyed Elif Batuman's Aug. 31 article on archaeology in Istanbul. Imagine! People were farming on that site as early as 6000 B.C.E.! And their footprints were preserved!
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