Jul 15, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am
Happy 75th birthday, New Directions!
Thomas Pynchon’s Manhattan Beach, California duplex is on the market for a cool $1.05 million. FSG wonders if it “smells like weed and genius.”
Paris Review editor Lorin Stein sends his staff a postcard from Paris: “My hosts at Shakespeare & Co. kindly booked me a room around the corner from the famous shop. Mine is the best room the Hotel Esmeralda has to offer, and one of the highest, smelling faintly but not unpleasantly of blow-dryer and dead mouse. It is five flights up.”
From the Lapham’s Quarterly food issue: the cheese (Limburger, specifically) stands alone.
The New York Times sends book critic Dwight Garner to the ballet.
Finally, in your UK phone hacking roundup: Rupert Murdoch drops his bid for British Sky Broadcasting, police arrest another former News of the
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