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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2690 on: March 21, 2021, 08:03:23 pm »
You can skip the March 22 article on polygamy and polyamory. It's not very good. For one thing, it's too long.
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« Reply #2691 on: March 25, 2021, 08:33:49 am »
Well, I've finished March 22.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2692 on: March 25, 2021, 09:07:03 am »
Well, I've finished March 22.

What parts did you like?

On your advice, I skipped most of the polyamory piece. Not only is it long, but I got into it a little way and realized I'm just not that interested in that topic, though I'm sure plenty of people are.

How's the piece on the New Left? I usually like Louis Menand. Years ago I read a few things of his I really liked, then I lived in New York in 1993-94 and found you could look his name up in the phone book. Not that I wanted to stalk him or anything but I was amazed you could just look up famous people and there they were, along with their addresses. Not that Louis Menand is a household name, but his was a name I knew in 1993. I'm sure I looked up a few people even more famous, but he is one I remember.




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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2693 on: March 25, 2021, 11:46:41 am »
What parts did you like?

That's pretty amazing that Louis Menand was in the phone book. I don't know that I recognized the name back in them days, or maybe I just don't remember recognizing it. I liked his piece on the New Left. (Wasn't Jane Fonda married to Tom Hayden once?)

But I liked the Jane Mayer--I always read her, and anything that makes Trump look bad.

I liked Jennifer Gonnerman on the hotel, too.
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« Reply #2694 on: March 25, 2021, 12:59:02 pm »
(Wasn't Jane Fonda married to Tom Hayden once?)

Yes. In fact, I saw a Jane Fonda documentary that said Jane Fonda started her famous workout business as a way to raise money for her and Hayden's activism.

 

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« Reply #2695 on: March 25, 2021, 02:44:39 pm »
Yes. In fact, I saw a Jane Fonda documentary that said Jane Fonda started her famous workout business as a way to raise money for her and Hayden's activism.

I just checked. They were married 1973--1990. Hayden died 23 Oct. 2016.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2696 on: March 25, 2021, 07:01:00 pm »
I got the new one today and I'm sorry to report I see what looks like a lot of good articles. Slow down, New Yorker! I'm still trying to get through March 22!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2697 on: March 27, 2021, 11:29:13 am »
Another killer article by Jill LePore on the writing of constitutions.

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« Reply #2698 on: March 27, 2021, 01:22:34 pm »
Another killer article by Jill LePore on the writing of constitutions.

Yes! I've only just started it but fascinating opening anecdote about Gödel and the fatal flaw he found in the Constitution. And here I've been thinking the Constitution would protect us against a Trump takeover, but it came pretty close to not.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2699 on: April 05, 2021, 02:26:27 pm »
Does anyone do the crosswords that have started appearing on the back page? I fill them out about halfway by the time my next issue comes.