New Yorker on gripping, good books

October 17, 2016

So, you saw the cover to the October 17, 2016 New Yorker?

Poignant commentary on good books.

Cover of New Yorker, October 17, 2016. “The Finish Line,” by R. Kikuo Johnson.

Cover of New Yorker, October 17, 2016. “The Finish Line,” by R. Kikuo Johnson.

It was the fall book edition, after all.

I miss the good old days, when I subscribed to The New Yorker at full price for $6.00 a year. Helped me enormously in college and graduate school, and introduced me to John McPhee’s writing.

Good books are really that good. Haven’t read one like that lately? Pick up another, keep trying until you get one that good.

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How do Catholics really feel?

March 13, 2012

From an article in the current New Yorker:

Just after Limbaugh lashed out at Fluke, a Georgetown professor attended a reunion at a Catholic school in Queens. An elderly nun asked her, “Do you know that girl?” She added, “That awful man should be fired for what he said. How’s she holding up?”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2012/03/19/120319taco_talk_talbot#ixzz1p0cHEEVv

A lot more serious, good thought in that article by Margaret Talbot, “Taking Control,” billed as a discussion of the real reasons for the recent conservative attacks on women.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Frank Milewski, off in the wilds of Michigan.


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