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Ovid (or You) in Ossining, and Other News

Photo: Jason O'Neal, via Newsweek Want to buy John Cheever’s old house in Ossining? Have at it. (A mailbox bearing the Cheever name is still there.) On ...

July 31, 2014 09:30 AM

Still Slacking After All These Years

Everyone’s talking about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood at the moment—as well they should; it’s a remarkable film—but in honor of the director’s ...

July 30, 2014 07:50 PM

Emily Brontë’s Boring Birthday

Emily’s portrait by her brother, Branwell. It’s Emily Brontë’s birthday, and wouldn’t you know it—of her famously scarce surviving documents, ...

July 30, 2014 05:43 PM

Repent at Leisure

Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, Une noce chez le photographe, 1879. My father is a great TV watcher, and he keeps me abreast of the state of American television. ...

July 30, 2014 04:26 PM

I Remember Georges Perec

“I remember that Stendhal liked spinach.” Stendhal, Olof Johan Södermark, 1839, oil on canvas. I remember reading Joe Brainard’s accumulated aphoristic ...

July 30, 2014 12:31 PM

Give the Heimlich in Style, and Other News

The artist Lara Antal’s custom-designed choking poster for Sunshine Co. Image via Maryland Institute College of Art At the New York Public Library, a copy ...

July 30, 2014 09:30 AM | 2 comments