Category: Poetry Readings

The Human Comedy

1. Turner Classic Movies (the one cable channel movie I’d keep if I could keep only one) just ran an old chestnut from 1943, The Human Comedy, William Saroyan’s story of a couple of sweet kids named Ulysses and Homer growing up in inland California’s raisin country, starring Mickey … Read the rest

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Leslie Harpold, Original Blogger

Leslie Harpold, a widely loved blogger and internet artist, died of bronchitis last week. Leslie was known for sites like Smug.com, an early proto-blog, and her other past projects included Hoopla.com and MotherFucker.com (I don’t think she ever did anything with this domain name, but she was very proud … Read the rest

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Ian McEwan Debuts Novel in New York City

British novelist Ian McEwan appeared before a large and appreciative group of students and literary New Yorkers at Hunter College on the Upper East Side this evening. He read an amusing and touching selection from his upcoming novel, On Chesil Beach, which will be published in the U.K. in … Read the rest

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