| Jan 28, 2013
Real name: Gregory Gender: Male Age: 40 Occupation: Corporate Tax Family info: Single Resides: Logan Square, Chicago Me standing in the Black Sea at Batumi, Republic of Georgia where I celebrated my birthday this fall. Political philosophy: I support...
| May 28, 2011
— What makes Jane Fonda say "wow"? A bigger-than-capacity crowd of more than 200 booksellers waiting to hear about her latest, "Prime Time: Creating a Great Third Act," a rousing manual for aging well.
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| Jun 14, 2009
Far Bright Star
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95
"Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
| Apr 26, 2009
There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor.
I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
| May 6, 2009
Some years ago, when they still lived in Malibu, the late John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, entertained a prominent magazine journalist and author at dinner. It was December and, afterward, they invited their guest to accompany them to their...
| Sep 30, 2010
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"The Privileges: A Novel"
By Jonathan Dee Random House 272 pages, $25
The late Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and...
| Oct 18, 2010
It's autumn in New England
The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door.
People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
| Nov 17, 2010
On the surface, Garry Wills' "Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer" is an account of how a bookish young writer came to know a lot of famous people as a Zelig-like character amid glittering stars of political, journalistic and even operatic...
| Apr 20, 2008
Sunday is April 20, known to marijuana users as "4/20," a counterculture holiday recognizing America's most commonly used illegal drug. The number "420" is code for marijuana, and was most likely invented in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in Marin...
| Mar 3, 2009
Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1.
Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails.
Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the...
| Apr 7, 2009
For much of the 20th century, Variety was the entertainment industry's bible, a must-read of Hollywood. Barely into the 21st, the venerable trade newspaper has been dethroned by bloggers and collapsing revenue. Now its formidable editor in chief -- who...