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  • Dorothy Parker and the Marriott circle [updated]

     
    The Algonquin Hotel, famed as the 1920s martini-swilling location of choice for some of the era's great literary figures -- Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and "The New Yorker" founder Harold Ross -- has entered a partnership with the Marriott hotel...
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010.

    A new bar taps L.A. literary history

     
    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood.

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost
    For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer
    No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...