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Rainy day reading for Hurricane Sandy

Here are four distracting reading recommendations for Hurricane Sandy. Suggest clicking on the links and printing them out in case your power goes. A SWEARING CONSULTANT The Guardian ran a revealing set of interviews with the creators of political satire …Read more…

'“Two clichés make us laugh but a hundred clichés move us, because we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, celebrating a reunion.” “Shutter Island” is that reunion, and that shrine.'

Our good friend Andy Friedman has an illustration in this week’s New Yorker, accompanying Anthony Lane’s review of Shutter Island. To say I’m dumbstruck at the level of success Friedman has been enjoying of late is an understatement. Perhaps all …Read more…