Friday, March 26, 2021


Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84

In “Lonesome Dove,” “The Last Picture Show” and dozens more novels and screenplays, he offered unromantic depictions of a long mythologized region.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In ‘The New Yorker’ that just arrived. David Remnick writes about the massive biography of Philip Roth that will come out in a week or so:

Monday, March 22, 2021

‘MORE THAN HALF OF ALL THE CHILDREN who turn 10 this year will reach their milestone birthday without being able to read a simple sentence, according to a new analysis of UN data.’ A piece in The Guardian about it:

THE FRONT OF THE LINE waiting to get in the Strand Bookstore here in Manhattan yesterday. On weekends there are lines.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

A marcher in the anti-Asian-crime protest march here in New York just now on Sunday morning.