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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #550 on: September 10, 2012, 01:27:54 pm »
It was also exciting to read of James Schamus's pivotal role!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #551 on: September 10, 2012, 01:37:15 pm »
How timely is the article on the making of CLOUD ATLAS in the latest issue! It's great to read all about the brother/sister duo who made the movie as well as the Matrix series. At the debut in Toronto (covered in another thread here in the Culture Tent), Lana had her first credit as a director. Before this she was listed as Larry.

I haven't seen that story yet (but I'm also not sure it interests me). I went directly to Ariel Levy's article about Naomi Wolfe's new biography of the vagina.  ;D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #552 on: September 10, 2012, 08:03:35 pm »
Wow! John Gallagher has posted the story here. Yay, John!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #553 on: September 10, 2012, 09:56:48 pm »
Ariel Levy's review of Naomi Wolf's book about her vagina [Sept. 10 issue] is a brilliant model of deadpan humor.

I was going to say dry humor, but decided not to.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #554 on: September 10, 2012, 10:38:57 pm »
Ariel Levy's review of Naomi Wolf's book about her vagina [Sept. 10 issue] is a brilliant model of deadpan humor.

I was going to say dry humor, but decided not to.

Occasionally I have wondered whether Andrea Dworkin is really a sex-negative, man-hating lesbian, but let be, let be. ...
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #555 on: October 02, 2012, 01:15:34 pm »
Well, that made for a depressing lunch, reading Jerome Groopman's article about the emergence and spread of cephalosporin-resistant strains of gonorrhea (Oct. 1).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #556 on: October 02, 2012, 01:40:18 pm »
Yes, I read that last night before bed and it made for fitful sleeping too!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #557 on: October 05, 2012, 10:05:49 pm »
Over dinner this evening I finished Jill Lepore's article on the beginnings of political advertising ("The Lie Factory," Sept. 24). I like Leport's articles. I always learn something from them, and I find them entertaining, too.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #558 on: October 10, 2012, 01:19:24 pm »
Interesting (to me, anyway) that in conversation J.K. Rowling is apparently given to using the rather homely phrase, "believe you me" ("Mugglemarch," by Ian Parker, in the Oct. 1 issue).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #559 on: October 10, 2012, 10:57:19 pm »
Interesting (to me, anyway) that in conversation J.K. Rowling is apparently given to using the rather homely phrase, "believe you me" ("Mugglemarch," by Ian Parker, in the Oct. 1 issue).

When you say "homely," which definition do you mean? I think, arguably, it's both.

home·ly/ˈhōmlē/
Adjective:   

    (of a person) Unattractive in appearance.
    (of a place or surroundings) Simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home.