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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3550 on: June 22, 2024, 09:32:57 am »
Just got home last night and the latest issue was waiting for me. Surprise, the Shouts & Murmurs is funny this time! I'm also looking forward to the latest from David Sedaris.

I was finally caught up and ready to read the Sedaris article. Leafing through all the June issues, I didn't see it. So, I googled it and found it was in the June 10th issue. Went back to that issue and scanned the table of contents. No Sedaris credit. Well, there have been errors in the TOC before, so I went through every page, checking also to make sure no pages fell out. No Sedaris. I tried to read it online, but couldn't keep my attention. So, I'll have to read it in the morning perhaps. But, how did I know when I made that post that there was a Sedaris article? Mysterious and creepy. Do fellow NY readers have that article in your June 10 issue?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3551 on: June 22, 2024, 05:18:38 pm »
In the June 17 issue I was going to go directly to the Sedaris when I saw his name in the TOC, but my eye was caught by "'Pinafore" on Repeat" in The Talk of the Town, which I then read and found enchanting. I suppose there are benighted souls out there who don't like G&S, but I really don't understand them. G&S is too silly not to like.  :)

Now I've moved on to the Sedaris.

Tell you what, I miss the days years ago when they used to list all the shows, etc., that were playing in NYC. I'm sure since the technology revolution that was considered a waste of space and thus dropped, but I always liked it as a way to keep up what was going on in theater and so forth in NYC.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3552 on: June 28, 2024, 08:14:30 pm »
I guess I knew Robert Gottlieb was dead and just forgot it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3553 on: July 06, 2024, 03:40:36 pm »
Interesting article about John Fetterman, my senator (July 1).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3554 on: July 15, 2024, 10:35:14 pm »
Is anybody reading the Fiction issue? There's a story by Annie Proulx in it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3555 on: July 16, 2024, 10:04:05 am »
Mine hasn't arrived yet but I'm reading her new book on fens and swamps.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3556 on: July 16, 2024, 01:11:40 pm »
Mine hasn't arrived yet but I'm reading her new book on fens and swamps.

Really?  Mine arrived at its usual time, sometime last week. I thought you usually got yours before I got mine--or that you accessed it online.  ???

I just noticed it's a two-week issue. The cover date shows July 8 and 15.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3557 on: July 16, 2024, 02:47:48 pm »
I just noticed it's a two-week issue. The cover date shows July 8 and 15.

I think the fiction issue always is. I used to really look forward to the fiction issue. I used to read almost all the short stories in regular issues. But I hardly ever read fiction any more! I went through that NYT list of the 100 best books of the 21st century yesterday and was reminded about how many I would like to read. It lets you check whether you've read each book yet or want to. My total read was a measly 27, and that included books I'd started but not finished!



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3558 on: July 16, 2024, 04:29:39 pm »
I'd like to know how Annie Proulx comes up with some of the names she comes up with.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3559 on: July 16, 2024, 06:20:14 pm »
Well, shoot. It looks like I didn't receive the fiction issue. My issue came today and it has a portrait of the Supreme Court on the cover. (Funny, and sad)
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