Tag Archives: The New York Times

“The Man Book Club”: Yea or Nay?

Some choice tidbits: Perhaps because participation in reading groups is perceived as a female activity, some all-male book clubs have an outsize need to proclaim the endeavor’s masculinity. In addition to going by the name the Man Book Club, for … Continue reading

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*** = ?

Take a little peek into New York Public Library’s newly liberated collection of erotica (code *** to those in the know)… “As part of the library’s mandate to collect life as it was lived,” says The New York Times, “small teams … Continue reading

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Streetcars, L.A. in the 80s, and Innocents and Others

Fun fact: Dana Spiotta’s parents met through a Hofstra University production of A Streetcar Named Desire, in which they played Stella and Stanley. (Their classmate Francis Ford Coppola directed.) As Spiotta releases her fourth novel, Innocents and Others, The New York Times Magazine … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

  “Ta-Nehisi Coates can be identified in many ways: as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, as an author and, as of [last] month, as a nominee for the National Book Award’s nonfiction prize. But Mr. Coates also has a not-so-secret … Continue reading

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