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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #390 on: October 05, 2011, 05:51:31 pm »
There are actually quite a few international subscribers. But the subscription price is $112 for a year...kind of expensive!! Yes, they should definitely have online subscriptions, at least for international readers!

Continuing in the Swedish theme...I read the long article about IKEA on Monday evening and then went to the new store in South Denver yesterday! There was just one thing I wanted to get. A set of wire cookie cooling racks. But...would you believe they didn't have any?? Amazing!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #391 on: October 06, 2011, 01:07:20 pm »
... the Sept. 26 issue to read Peter Hessler's piece about the man who runs the drug store in Nucla, Colorado. I first got out my atlas to see exactly where Nucla is.

Just learned that Hessler received a MacArthur "genius" grant:

http://www.cpr.org/article/Ridgway_Writer_Wins_Genius_Grant
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #392 on: October 06, 2011, 02:22:13 pm »
I'm finally more-or-less finished with that issue. Over lunch today I read the "bullet-proof couture" article.  ;D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #393 on: October 07, 2011, 09:28:57 pm »
Over dessert this evening I finished Atul Gawande's article about coaching. I love his writing.

If I ever need a thyroid operation, I wish I could go to Boston and have him do it!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #394 on: October 07, 2011, 10:24:00 pm »
He was rather self disparaging, but it was an interesting article.

I'm in the middle of the Taylor Swift bio now.  8)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #395 on: October 07, 2011, 11:41:48 pm »
Over dessert this evening I finished Atul Gawande's article about coaching. I love his writing.

If I ever need a thyroid operation, I wish I could go to Boston and have him do it!

Me too!

He was rather self disparaging,

Yes, that's one of the things I like most about him. He's a 46-year-old hotshot surgeon, a Harvard professor, a regular writer for the New Yorker ... and he's totally able to admit being flawed and human.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #396 on: October 07, 2011, 11:48:33 pm »
Yes, that's one of the things I like most about him. He's a 46-year-old hotshot surgeon, a Harvard professor, a regular writer for the New Yorker ... and he's totally able to admit being flawed and human.

I like that about him, too. I think in his writing he comes across as being very well grounded, with a very honest and realistic view of himself.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #397 on: October 10, 2011, 01:28:57 pm »
I read the long article about IKEA on Monday evening and then went to the new store in South Denver yesterday! There was just one thing I wanted to get. A set of wire cookie cooling racks. But...would you believe they didn't have any?? Amazing!

I finished that article over lunch today. Company sounds like a cult. I've never been to an IKEA store and I have no desire to visit one. I get a catalog in the mail, and IKEA's stuff is just not to my taste.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #398 on: October 10, 2011, 11:10:21 pm »
I'm most of the way through that one. Kind of interesting, though it's a little more than I really need to know about IKEA.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #399 on: October 11, 2011, 08:45:37 am »
I'm most of the way through that one. Kind of interesting, though it's a little more than I really need to know about IKEA.

The thought crossed my mind as I was reading it that the article is longer than it really needs to be.
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