Monday, May 10, 2021

 


IT’S OK TO LEAVE THE ROOM NOW


Two hours at least 

extra

most days since

Trump is gone.

No can’t miss a minute

compulsion

to see all the news shows and

every talking furrowed face

every single 

night anymore.

The morning paper and online

breaking news and

sometimes Judy Woodruff

get me through.

More time now.

New life.

When I was a kid our console TV

had little doors you could close

over the screen.


Friday, May 7, 2021

 


I stopped in the big Barnes & Noble store close to me on Union Square a couple days ago. It has such well-lit, high-ceiling elbow room, it’s an unusual New York store. I wander around its four floors sometimes. On the third floor there are rows of magazines. Rows and rows. For kids too. You forget how many magazines there are. And how good they look. 


Thursday, May 6, 2021

 


Former Washington Post editor Martin Baron is writing a book about Trump and Jeff Bezos and the future of journalism. Here’s a piece in the Post about it:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/martin-baron-book-news/2021/04/28/9d82912c-a832-11eb-8d25-7b30e74923ea_story.html


Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Thomas McGuane reads his story from the May 10, 2021, issue of ‘The New Yorker’. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including the story collections “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.

https://apple.news/AK2gXaSR6T4eXMMpycNPWxg


Monday, May 3, 2021

 


An obituary in the Times. I knew of Grove Press and ‘Evergreen Review’. You may have too. Even if you didn’t, an interesting guy’s life, Fred Jordan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/02/books/fred-jordan-dead.html?referringSource=articleShare