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‘Gatsby’ House To Go, But Gatsby Lives Again
A Long Island mansion believed to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s description of Daisy Buchanan’s abode is set to be razed. In the novel, the house is in East Egg and faces Gatsby’s palace in West Egg. In real life, the 1902 property is in Sands Point, has 25 rooms and is set to be demolished because of rising land taxes and maintenance costs…
Soho! A Literary Boardgame
Looking for a bookish gift that’s not a book? Soho!, a literary board game could be the answer.
The game revolves around collecting “6 pieces of rashly commissioned copy [that] need to be retrieved from a somewhat motley bunch of recalcitrant writers… And, being writers, all 6 are currently holed up in 6 Soho pubs, cadging free drinks, chatting up people half their age…
Paris Review promo video that makes dessert of the literary journal
The venerable literary journal the Paris Review has had something of a makeover and to celebrate they’ve put together a video preview of their latest edition that puts the hype in hyperactive. Galleycat speculates that the over the top voiceover from “an announcer that should be narrating monster truck shows”.
We’re also enjoying the South Park-inspired animation of Jonathan Franzen repeating the word…
The Future is a Golden Plain
In Plan 9 From Outer Space, Ed Wood droned, “We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.” This weekend, the 5th annual Golden Plains music festival features an inaugural keynote address by noted futurist Dr Peter Ellyard, self-confessed optimist and author of Designing 2050. And so it…
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