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The year of Gatsby

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

“Anything can happen now that we’ve slid over this bridge,” I thought; “anything at all…” The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. With Baz Luhrmann behind the camera and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, this year’s take on the greatest 20th-century novel will have to be seen.

New York City

Other People’s Money

Monday, 26 December, 2011

One of the nicest presents in the Rainy Day stocking was Other People’s Money by Justin Cartwright. It’s very much a novel of and for our times. The influence of Gatsby cannot be overstated, but Other People’s Money is not a clone of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Rather, it is a meditation on morality in the time […]

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Oooops! What Really (kind of) Happened to Strauss-Kahn

Thursday, 8 December, 2011 0 Comments

It’s called the New New New Journalism and it’s clarified in this note from the New York Review of Books: “The article entitled ‘What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn,’ by Edward Jay Epstein, which appeared in our December 22, 2011, issue, contained a description of what ‘looked like’ a ‘dance of celebration’ by two employees of […]

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