"There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars...In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so lon ... More >>
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
In a less metaphysical sense, the sign of a well-working brain is the ability of multiple networks to work at the same ... More >>
You probably saw this Thursday morning, attached to a mostly accurate quote on your Facebook news feed: Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan to announce Anchorman 2. That's great, and anybody who's ever derived any joy from quoting any movie will have long since dug their "I Love Lamp" shi ... More >>
Champagne and pommes frites at Brasserie: a meal we'll surely be nostalgic about in 2020.Most Woody Allen fans, it's safe to say, are incurable nostalgists. Even in the '70s, an Allen film was an escape to another time -- his characters were modern New Yorkers with their "analysts" and adultery, ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Every writer hates a winner. And so with Jonathan Franzen's new novel earning raves from just about everybody who matters in American letters, we've been subjected to the predictable envious backlash about how Franzen is overrated (and annoying), how middle-aged white guys get preferential treatment ... More >>
simonandschuster.comA new edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast hits bookstores today, to the outrage of at least one of Hemingway's old pals, writer and St. Louis memoirist A. E. Hotchner, best known for King of the Hill.A Moveable Feast, published posthumously in 1964, is Hemingway's own ... More >>