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Burt Lancaster In "The Swimmer"

This is an unusual movie, a perfect fit for Burt Lancaster. We cannot imagine anyone else playing the part.  It has become a classic cult movie. 481 more words

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My Culinary Creation: The Cheever Gumbo Po Boy

Every Friday, for sixteen years, short story writer John Cheever and four friends gathered for lunch and conversation at various restaurants around Ossining and Croton, New York, where they lived. 398 more words

Literary Gumbo

Shirley Jackson's Dark Tales - strange loops and the suburban gothic

There are worse things in the world, but still I do get riled at the rise of trick-or-treating in the UK. It’s partly the arrant commercialism of the event. 1,858 more words


Undefined Intercepts excerpt: Part One

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Section 1: Practice Examples

Example #1: Jess

5:20 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2006… 4,491 more words


Charles McGrath on John O'Hara

Image courtesy of Library of America

Charles McGrath has been, at various times, editor of the New York Times Book Review and deputy editor at the… 321 more words