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November 21, 1945: Humor He Wrote

American humorist Robert Benchley died on November 21, 1945, (born 1889) after a writing career that took him from the Harvard Lampoon to Vanity Fair… 324 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Welcome to Conchinators!

To find the perfect conch you have to dive deep into the ocean unless you’re lucky enough to find a perfect specimen lying in the glistening sand, or just beneath the surface of the water. 279 more words

Warrior Women

A Familiar Ring

Ring Lardner is one of those 20th century American writers everyone has heard of but few have actually read. This is perhaps because he is often pigeonholed as a sportswriter rather than being remembered as a gifted satirist whose crisp writing style—often peppered with slang—influenced a generation of writers including Ernest Hemingway, who covered sports for his high school newspaper under the pseudonym “Ring Lardner.” 419 more words

The New Yorker Magazine


If you ever have had the chance to see a matinee of a Broadway show, then you know what a maelstrom of traffic appears in the area after the shows finish.   510 more words

Feminist Friday