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All’s Welles That Ends Welles, and Other News

They’re doing what? Orson Welles in 1960. “Whatever type styles were available to The Paris Review founders at the time of printing had just been ...

October 30, 2014 09:30 AM

Who the Fuck Was That Guy?

From the first-edition jacket of Henry Green’s Party Going. I’m delighted to hear from Bob that you have undertaken an interview with Henry Green. I ...

October 29, 2014 05:31 PM

Raised on Promises

An illustration from Cupid’s Cyclopedia, 1910. If you’re looking for a crash course in prewar hilarity—or, indeed, in American gender dynamics—get ...

October 29, 2014 02:00 PM

Future Eligibles

Finding a Hall of Fame for Dock Ellis. Dock Ellis getting a manicure in a Detroit barbershop on July 13, 1971. He was starting pitcher later that day for the ...

October 29, 2014 12:00 PM | 1 comments

Inhabiting the Invisible Plane, and Other News

A monotype print by Grady Gordon. Image via Beautiful Decay “My mind is so dumb when I write. Each story requires a different style of stupidity ... I ...

October 29, 2014 09:30 AM

Moral and Divine (and Terrifying)

Cruel fate. Yesterday’s journey into the macabre (via Thackeray) was so lousy with skulls and black cats and seasonal pageantry that I thought, Hell, ...

October 28, 2014 08:00 PM