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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #880 on: May 21, 2014, 01:41:54 pm »
Perhaps paradoxically, I found the May 12 "The End of Food" article to be a fun read over lunch.  :laugh: The author mentions some things I haven't heard in years: Whatever happened to Metrecal? And then there was, "A shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and then a sensible dinner."  ;D

It's no wonder that Rhinehart improved physically when he started living on his concoction: He was clearly malnourished to begin with.

I wondered at first if I could lose weight if I switched to Soylent, but then it seemed probably not. I think I would like it with chocolate. Almost everything is better with chocolate.  :)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #881 on: May 22, 2014, 09:42:29 am »
I've been reading a pretty good profile of Sam Shepard. It's from my pile of ripped-out articles -- when I want to clear a big pile of New Yorkers I keep individual articles that still look interesting and recycle the rest. Then, supposedly, I work through the pile at my leisure.

Halfway through the Shepard piece, I noticed it's from 2010.  :laugh:



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #882 on: May 22, 2014, 09:47:59 am »
I've been reading a pretty good profile of Sam Shepard. It's from my pile of ripped-out articles -- when I want to clear a big pile of New Yorkers I keep individual articles that still look interesting and recycle the rest. Then, supposedly, I work through the pile at my leisure.

Halfway through the Shepard piece, I noticed it's from 2010.  :laugh:

Better late than never!  :laugh:
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #883 on: June 03, 2014, 01:31:18 pm »
OK, I gotta love Emily Nussbaum for coming right out and calling Bill O'Reilly a fathead (May 19).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #884 on: June 03, 2014, 10:06:30 pm »
OK, I gotta love Emily Nussbaum for coming right out and calling Bill O'Reilly a fathead (May 19).

I do love Emily Nussbaum, even when I disagree with her, which does not include this case.  :)




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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #885 on: June 08, 2014, 03:25:56 pm »
On my blog I posted a comment about Hilton Als' June 2 review of the monologue by Edgar Oliver, because it really struck me in a personal way.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #886 on: June 11, 2014, 02:10:14 pm »
Spoiler Alert!

Brady Bunch fan fiction in The New Yorker!  :laugh:

I don't know what else you'd call it. The story "'Here's the Story,'" in the June 9 & 16 issue, is essentially a back story to The Brady Bunch. It's not a funny story, and it's also not too flattering of Mke and Carol (Robert Reed and Florence Henderson). I guess if you're a big-deal author you can write fan fiction and get it published in The New Yorker.  :-\

In other matters, the magazine tells me that these first two weeks of June were wonderful weeks for ballet in the Big Apple. NYCB performed Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream the first week, and ABT is performing Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella this week (with the hotties Cory Stearns and David Halberg alternating as the Prince).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #887 on: June 11, 2014, 07:09:55 pm »
Spoiler Alert!

Brady Bunch fan fiction in The New Yorker!  :laugh:

I don't know what else you'd call it. The story "'Here's the Story,'" in the June 9 & 16 issue, is essentially a back story to The Brady Bunch. It's not a funny story, and it's also not too flattering of Mke and Carol (Robert Reed and Florence Henderson). I guess if you're a big-deal author you can write fan fiction and get it published in The New Yorker.  :-\

I haven't read it yet, but when I saw your post I glanced through it, and it looks a bit more ambitious than most fan fiction. No offense to fan fiction! Just that it seems -- on that quick skim, anyway -- to have more ambitious artistic goals. But now I'll have the fan fic fans and authors feeling insulted.

I'm trying to think of an analogy. I would say it's like calling GWTW a historical romance novel. But that's not really a good analogy, because basically that's what GWTW is.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #888 on: June 11, 2014, 07:18:51 pm »
I haven't read it yet, but when I saw your post I glanced through it, and it looks a bit more ambitious than most fan fiction. No offense to fan fiction! Just that it seems -- on that quick skim, anyway -- to have more ambitious artistic goals. But now I'll have the fan fic fans and authors feeling insulted.

I'm trying to think of an analogy. I would say it's like calling GWTW a historical romance novel. But that's not really a good analogy, because basically that's what GWTW is.

Well, I'm being snarky in calling it "Brady Bunch fan fiction," but if somebody else, an amateur writer, wrote a back story or prequel to the TV series, I think that's what it would be, fan fiction.  :-\ And they might even have the lawyers of the show's producers, or their heirs, after them for copyright infringement.  ::)  I assume this guy got any necessary permissions, or The New Yorker wouldn't have published it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #889 on: June 11, 2014, 09:28:54 pm »
I finished the article about David Green, whose novel was turned into the movie The Fault in our Stars, coming out this month. And I also read several of the My Old Flame short pieces. Now, I'll delve into the Brady Bunch prequel. I never saw that series, and in 1967 I was just starting out in high school and didn't have time for TV, what with schoolwork, dating and such. At first place it seems to be a paean to late 1960s pop culture and there is an awful lot about Don Drysdale.
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