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Decameron 2020

The New York Times magazine recently published a Decameron for our plague times. The  29 free short stories were written by some of today’s most acclaimed writers. The project editor wrote: Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” a 14th-century collection … Continue reading

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50 Years of Memories

The NY Times has compiled a list of the best memoirs published since 1969. I’m not much of a memoir or autobiography reader, but there are a few compelling books on the list that I actually read. Generally, I only read … Continue reading

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Walking New York

The New York Times Magazine commissioned the French street artist known as JR to create this amazing cover for this week’s edition. JR painted an eye-popping 150-foot tall image of 20-year old Azerbaijani waiter Elmar Aliyev and then had it … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Drugs for Writers

You may have seen Grant Snider’s terrific “Ban This Book” comic created to “celebrate” Banned Book Week this year. You might also be familiar with his brilliant “Haruki Murakami Bingo” comic which appeared in the New York Times , or … Continue reading

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What’s On Your List ?

If you follow this blog, I think that it’s safe to assume that books are high on your holiday gift-giving (and getting) lists. So, I thought that it would be appropriate to share some links to end of the year … Continue reading

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A History of New York

Drawing inspiration from last year’s BBC/British Museum collaboration called “A History of the World in 100 Objects”, the New York Times selected a group of historians to decide what should be part of “A History of New York in 50 … Continue reading

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