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Here Is Hemingway Getting Married, and Other News

June 26, 2013 | by


  • Flavorwire has outdone itself with this slideshow of authors’ wedding pictures. (Yup: that’s Hemingway and Hadley.)
  • R.I.P. Nook—we hardly knew ya. (Which is, I suppose, the problem.)
  • Reports of Leonard Cohen’s death, on the other hand, are greatly exaggerated.
  • Beginning tomorrow, the Royal Shakespeare Company will begin tweeting out playwright Mark Ravenhill’s version of Candide. If this is the best of possible worlds, what, then, are the others?
  • At Bookish, an exclusive peek into a day in the life of editor Amy Einhorn.
  • Jane Austen may (or may not) replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note. She is, says Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King, “quietly waiting in the wings,” presumably for a spectacular, 42nd Street–style star turn that delights creationists the world over!



The Worm-ball Man Letter

June 11, 2010 | by

In the early eighties Terry Southern sent his Saturday Night Live collaborator Nelson Lyon an envelope containing three tabloid clippings and a letter written on ten sheets torn from a legal pad. Lyon calls this document “The Worm-ball Man Letter” and has shared it with many people. In the humble opinion of The Paris Review Daily, it may well be the best pitch—for anything—ever written. The original came with clear instructions from Southern: “Read after having read, and understood—repeat, understood—the news items.”

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