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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

Channeling Dorothy Parker

Ellen Meister has written an entertaining novel, Farewell, Dorothy Parker.  It is clear from the start that things will end well, but in the meantime reading this novel was stressful because the heroine herself is so stressed and intimidated by everything.   99 more words


More Books to Read and Re-read

After my prior posting of comments on books I intend to re-read again, I realized there were several others scattered throughout the house on various bookshelves I had forgotten to mention. 378 more words


Life of a Rum Runner

Although they didn’t know it, thirsty New Yorkers still had more than six and half of years of Prohibition to endure, and business was brisk for the rum runners who plied the coastal waters. 386 more words

The New Yorker Magazine

Minimalism--Blog Edition. And Answering Machines. With Cassettes.

When I started my first blog years ago (I have a few–I ‘ve never been blog-faithful–they’re floating around the internet like detritus) I spent a long time figuring out style, what images to use, how many pages to add, etc. 184 more words

The Last Laugh

We close out The New Yorker’s first year with the magazine on firmer footing and many of its mainstay writers and artists firmly in place. 560 more words

The New Yorker Magazine

Algonquin Round Table~by Paul F. Lenzi

Algonquin Round Table

Postcard of the Algonquin Round Table
Drawing by Al Hirschfeld

vicious circle of middling talents
acid dripped from their tongues
etching outlines of fame in the… 41 more words