Day: April 24, 2006

The Contemptible Balabaning of Shawn

I finally got a chance to see Capote, which I expected to like a little and turned out to like a lot. The title is deceptive; you expect a soapy biopic but what you get is a tight morality play about the techniques Truman Capote used to put together … Read the rest

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Reviewing the Review: April 23 2006

Erica Jong gets it like a shovel to the back of the head from Ron Powers in today’s New York Times Book Review. He starts by calling Jong “nerdy”, and then graduates to “blowzy”. Then he just starts wagging his fingers directly in her face and letting her have it. … Read the rest

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