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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2009, 11:28:03 am »
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I like the way he states this.  Very good article.  Thanks, John.  :)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2009, 06:16:39 pm »
I received two issues of The New Yorker at the same time...is this a cost-cutting move, or what?

Anyway, in the March 2 issue, there's an interesting article called "Lesbian Nation" recalling women-only outposts in the 1970s, a wonderful article on Damon Runyon in preparation for the return of Guys and Dolls to Broadway, and a critique of Josh Whedon's new television show Dollhouse.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2009, 08:00:05 pm »
I received two issues of The New Yorker at the same time...is this a cost-cutting move, or what?

I'd say it means your mail was late.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2009, 08:15:03 pm »
Anyway, in the March 2 issue, there's an interesting article called "Lesbian Nation" recalling women-only outposts in the 1970s,
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Written by Ariel Levy, who wrote that nice essay "The Lesbian Bride's Handbook." I really like her.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2009, 10:58:00 pm »
Written by Ariel Levy, who wrote that nice essay "The Lesbian Bride's Handbook." I really like her.

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,30126.0.html

I thought that was from where I remembered the name.  :)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2009, 05:02:01 pm »
... a wonderful article on Damon Runyon in preparation for the return of Guys and Dolls to Broadway...

Oh, no! Terry Teachout says the new production is "dull"!!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2009, 11:34:57 pm »
Here's a few of the artilces I have saved from The New Yorker:

The Hollywood One: An Intellectual in screenwriter's clothing
Goodbye to all that: Who Killed the Boom? Two economists make their cases
The Mirage: The architectural insanity of Dubai
Salesman: days and nights in Leo Koenig's gallery
The God of War. Fiction by Marisa Silver
The translation Wars: How the race to translate Tolstoy...
The New Pitch: Do ads still work?
This is No Game, by Jack Handey
Amateur Hour: Journalism without Journalists
The Atomic Emporium: Abdul Khan and Iran's race to build the bomb
Google's Moon Shot: The Quest for the universal library
Boomtown Blues: How natural gas changed the way of life in Sublette County
Different Strokes: VanGogh and Gauguin in Arles
Bear Meat, by Primo Levi
Big Pictures: Hollywood Looks for a Future
How I Spent the War, by Gunther Grass
When I'm Sixty-Four, Paul McCartney then and now
Westward Ho: Revisiting Kit Carson
Black Ice, by Kate Kennedy
Too Big to Fail, by Andy Borowitz
The Dark Side, Making War on Light Pollution

More soon
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2009, 11:42:14 am »
And more...

True Story, The Art of Short Fiction
Credit Grab: how many writers does it take to make a movie?
My Life as a Paulette (David Denby's memoir of Pauline Kael)
The Real McKee, Lessons of a screenwriting guru
The End Matter, a nightmare of citation
1839/2003: Five Days on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Spheres of Influence: How the government helped build America's media night
Mother Courage: Kids, careers, and culture
The Price of Valor. We train our soldiers to kill for us. Afterward, they're on their own.
Will Power: Why Shakespeare remains the necessary poet
Northern Lights: How modern life emerged from 18th century Scotland
High Prices: How to think about prescription drugs
The CHamber. Young Raphael in London
Lost Boys. Why J. M. Barrie created Peter Pan
Reading Lessons, by Edwidge Danticat
Orpheus at the Plough, the father of Little Women
Battle Lessons, What the Generals Don't Know
The Comfort Zone, growing up with Charlie Brown, by Jonathan Franzen
Fine Disturbances. To track someone, you have to learn to see
Me Media. How hanging out on the Internet became big business
Adina, Astrid, Chipwee, Jasmine, by Matthew Klam
The Ecstatic Truth: Werner Herzog's Quest
What Happened at Alder Creek? Excavating the Donner Party
Homer in India
Game Master: Will Wright changed the concept of video games with the Sims. Can he do it again with Spore?
The Show Woman. Suzan Lori Park's idea for the largest theater collaboration ever
Millions for Millions: Nobel Peace Prize winner and some high-tech entrepreneurs competing to provide credit to the world's poor
There She Blew: the history of American Whaling
You've Got Blog. How to put your business, your boyfriend, and your life online
On a Bad Day You Can See Forever, by Woody Allen
Future Reading, digitization and its discontents
Damn Spam
Unconventional Crude. Canada's synthetic fuels boom
The Patriot: Turner and the drama of history
Candid Camera: The cult of Leica
Penny Dreadful
Red White and Bleu: What do we eat when we eat meat? by Bill Buford

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2009, 12:04:22 pm »
Great list, FRiend! It could be a collection in itself.

I remember some of the titles; others I think I may have missed (I've been a NYer subscriber since the mid '80s), but I found that, for two that I tested, I was quickly able to find them online by cutting and pasting the title you've provided into google.

So you've done the world a service by presenting a selection of fine reading, curated by someone in whom we know we can place our trust.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2009, 01:08:54 pm »
That was one of my goals! I'm so pleased you found it of use. The other goal was to give a little snapshot of myself by showing which articles I was interested in keeping. How about other subscribers?
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