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    The Finalists: Win a Bicycle Contest

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    Our inbox runneth over! We asked you to describe the facing image in three hundred words—in the style of Ernest Hemingway, P. G. Wodehouse, Joan Didion, Elizabeth Bishop, or Ray Bradbury—and some two hundred of you did just that. We had hoped to announce a winner yesterday, but it took us this long just to read through all the manly terseness, Jeevesian whimsy, California deadpan, villanelles (“Write it! Pedal faster”), and Martiana. Plus a surprising number of entries that went their own way and ignored the “in the style of” part of the contest—thereby forfeiting the chance to win a bicycle but showing impressive powers of imagination when it comes to devils and flappers on wheels.

    Scroll down to read excerpts from our finalists. And again, many thanks to Velojoy and Hudson Urban Bicycles!

    The Drones’ First Annual Charity Tour De Blandings and Fancy Dress Ball took a wrong turn when Freddie Widgeon and Billie Mainwaring arrived. Somehow each had misread the invitation and got the idea that the cycling was fancy dress. Billie came as a “Muse of Modern Dance,” all chiffon and gauze and trailing scarves. Isadora Duncan on a velocipede. Freddie had on a fearfully complete devil’s costume, though how he’d pedal in those hoof-shaped boots got right past me.

    —Elliot Nesterman

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    Win a Bicycle!

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    My predecessor George Plimpton was known for cycling around New York  before it was either cool or safe (before, some would say, it was sane). And nowadays, we at TPR are still devoted city bikers; our rides can be found chained up and down White Street. So in celebration of the Tour de France—and thanks to the generosity of Hudson Urban Bikes—we, along with Velojoy, are giving away one of Hudson Urban Bikes’ Beater Bicycles Roadster. This classic city bike comes in a men’s and a women’s model, both of which may be seen in the diabolical and rather enigmatic illustration below.

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  • On the Shelf

    Sexy Typewriters, Wodehouse Nonsense

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  • Apparently, typewriter erotica was a thing in the 1920s. (NSFW-ish.)
  • The most influential lyricist in music? T.S. Eliot.
  • Philip Roth writes in to the Atlantic to set the record straight on his mental health.
  • The Wodehouse random quote generator is a glorious time-waster.
  • The New Yorker tweets Jennifer Egan’s new story, 140 characters at a time.
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  • Arts & Culture

    Literary Paint Chips: Gallery 2

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    Paint Samples, suitable for the home, sourced from colors in literature. As seen in our two-hundredth issue. See Gallery 1 here.

    Havisham’s Complexion Anti-Sex Scarlet Plum Purple Closed Eyelid
    Green Paste Rain Stone Nothing Esther’s Sauce
    Anthracite Brazier Dove Encrimsoned Foul Mood
    Snot Eyes Aschenbach’s Youth Saffron Silk
    Elm Shadow Paris Paper Smell England
    Rat Brown 20,000 Dorian Scarlet Lilac Ocean
    Basking Pear March Morning Sour Apple Gulag
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