Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

And the Wasps?

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: He had spoken in the little room near the Courts where the pleaders waited for clients; clients, waiting for pleaders, sat in the dust outside. These had not received a card from Mr. Turton. And there … Continue reading

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Without Half Trying

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Getting out of a cab is one of the things most women don’t do right. But most women aren’t Velda. Without half trying she made a production out of it. When you saw her do it … Continue reading

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The Sombre Sadness of Right Angles

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The train reached Ogden at two o’clock, where it rested for six hours. Mr. Fogg and his party had time to pay a visit to Salt Lake City, connected with Ogden by a branch road; and … Continue reading

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“The Last Artist in New York City”

Paleo Retiree writes: Despite all the bitching and carping we here at UR like to indulge in, we aren’t just a bunch of negativity-mongers. (Critics, patooie.) Many of us make our own creative contributions too. Try this, and this, and … Continue reading

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Moi on Book Publishing

Paleo Retiree writes: Steve Sailer was kind enough to highlight a comment I made on his blog about the demographics of the American book publishing world from 1985ish to 2001ish, a stretch when I was professionally covering the field. (I … Continue reading

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“Cultural Literacy for Religion”

Paleo Retiree writes: I enjoyed Mark Berkson’s hyper-basic (one-half to four lectures per major religion) Great Courses series very much. My beefs with it first, but only because complaining is so much more fun and easy than praising. It wasn’t the anthropological lecture … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In Benson, Ruben Vega had to find the right church first, St. John the Apostle, then had to lie to the priest to get him to come from the priest house to the church to hear his confession. … Continue reading

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