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December 5, 2013 | by


  • Busboys & Poets, the amazingly-named D.C. bookstore/cafe/performance space, is opening a sixth location!
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has named Samuel R. Delany the 2013 science fiction and fantasy Grand Master. (Which is a great honor.)
  • “There’s never much mention of male underwear.” An ode to the great unmentionables of lit.
  • Remember! The St. Mark’s Bookshop auction is happening now! Visit the site (or the store) to help them relocate!



    1. Richard | December 5, 2013 at 10:11 am


      I recently signed up for an online subscription to The Paris Review
      for $29.00. In order to read the entire Chuck Close article on photography and models … I need to purchase the paper back

      In my art studio in NYC, my models do not like to have their faces
      photographed. I wondered why Mr. Close’s models allow their faces to be photographed in the nude portraits? Has Mr. Close
      signed a release with his models? I do not get the $$$$$ for my
      Artwork that Mr. Close gets for his paintings and photographs.
      Does his art gallery get a % of the copywrite? Yes, the models
      expose themselves to Mr. Close who is the voyeur but the models
      also know that their photographs might end up on a huge wall in an art gallery on Madison Avenue in NYC. There is more going on here than meets the eye. I recently went to an auction at Sotheby’s where Mr. Closes painting fetches more money than
      a small brownstone sells for in Brooklyn. We need to have the whole story.

    2. Justin Alvarez | December 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Hi Richard,

      Our Winter issue will be available in print and digital versions on December 15. We hope you enjoy!

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