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Trump weighs in on Antonin Scalia death conspiracy theory.

1. The circumstances under which Antonin Scalia died this weekend were unusual: He passed away on a relatively remote ranch in West Texas and was …

Happy Birthday, Radu Lupu! | by Kirill Gerstein | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

For the past two decades, the Romanian pianist Radu Lupu has chosen not to record any music. He does not allow radio broadcasts of his playing, he …

11 Writers Who Started Late

Forget “under 30” or even “under 40” lists. Some of the world's most celebrated writers didn’t hit their literary stride until their mid-forties or …

Literature

8 Books That Were Disliked by Their Own Authors

Writing a full-length novel is a labor of love. Most authors who manage to put together a best-selling book often have mixed emotions about their …

Annie Dillard on Writing

What does it really mean to write? Why do writers labor at it, and why are readers so mesmerized by it?<p>From <b>Annie Dillard’</b>s timelessly wonderful <b>The Writing Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which also gave us her vital reminder that presence rather than productivity is the key to living richly and her …

Stifled by Success

Can a writer’s original inspiration survive success?<p>Imagine you are Karl Ove Knausgaard at this point in his career. You have launched into a madly …

Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks review – ‘it only makes you want to read more’

Tim Parks’s brilliant, erudite essays about the role of writing in the digital age demand to be read<p>Tim Parks on meditation’s pros and cons<p>For about three years now, Tim Parks, the English novelist and critic based in Italy, has been posting a regular blog for the <i>New York Review of Books</i> about the …

Susan Sontag and the Birkenstock: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p><b>Desperately Seeking Susan</b><p><b>Sole Cycle</b><p><b>The Woman Who Froze in Fargo</b><p><b>The NFL's Macho Culture Must Die</b><p><b>What It's Like to Watch Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as a Native American</b><p><b>We Don’t Watch Empire for the Plot: It’s the Unabashed Spectacle of</b> …

Pop Culture

This Week in God, 3.21.15

First up from the God Machine this week is a legislative debate on gun policy in Arizona that, at least first, had absolutely nothing to do with …

Author Confessions: Irvine Welsh

Leith's favourite son is back with a vengeance - and a new book, which promises to be just as hectic and searing as his previous novels. <i>A Decent Ride</i> …

The film that makes me cry: Killing Them Softly

The obvious reaction to watching Killing Them Softly is not to weep – unless with gratitude for another horribly tight little movie about mob poker games and the inadvisability of robbing them. On first seeing Andrew Dominik’s 2012 crime drama, however, a tear came to my eye.<p>Killing Them Softly – …

James Gandolfini

OS X Daily

Jun 8, 2018 - Leave a Comment<p>Have you installed iOS 12 beta on an iPhone or iPad, but now decided you want to revert back to the regular stable iOS …

Operating Systems

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PSA: OS X 10.9 appears to run on any Mac that can run OS X 10.8

Breaking with recent tradition, Mavericks won't drop support for any older Macs.<p>Following yesterday's announcement, Apple has posted a beta build of …