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Looking for eagles, My Brilliant Friend, patterning, and a brilliant string quartet

On Saturday and Sunday mornings I went up to Shelley Lake to see if I could spot and photograph the eagles.  I had no luck on Saturday, though I enjoyed walking around the lake and seeing other birds. 733 more words

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Alex French and Maximillian Potter, Wesley Morris, Ruxandra Guidi, Robert Caro, and Mark Abley.

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The unfinished lives

Yesterday, the New York Times published a long profile of Donald Knuth, the legendary author of The Art of Computer Programming. Knuth is eighty now, and the article by Siobhan Roberts offers an evocative look at an intellectual giant in twilight: 1,184 more words


Changing the Model

As audio platforms like podcasts become mainstream, best-selling authors are moving into it and other new spaces to reach a wider audience, but the impact they’re having in relation to legacy book publishing and sales is yet to be seen. 1,016 more words


Weekly Digest 8/23/18

Robert Caro Gothamist interview & Robert Caro NYRBooks interview – I read The Power Broker last year and loved it. It’s both a biography of Robert Moses and a treatise on power. 349 more words

Weekly Digest

A Courageous Loyalty: Patti Smith's 'M Train'

We were staying in New York for six nights. It was our first visit and we had exhausted ourselves on the art and the essentials such as Liberty and Ellis islands and the Brooklyn Bridge. 1,255 more words


“In a democracy political power comes ultimately not from a gun’s barrel or a monarch’s manifesto but from a voting booth. Understanding political power in a democracy requires understanding elections. 95 more words