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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Notes on Reading the Iliad While Watching Game of Thrones

You settle in to the couch and feel pleasantly cultured, with a copy of Lattimore’s translation in one hand and the full cast of Britain’s Next Top Model in front of … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Party Like It’s 1922: Great Gatsby’s Guide to Partying with 100 of Your Most Sophisticated Friends

By now, unless you are living under a rock without Wifi, you have an opinion of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Perhaps you found Luhrmann’s 3-D film adaptation of F. … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gaudy Interview: Matthew Goodman

Matthew Goodman is the author of three best-selling works of nonfiction. His latest project, Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World has been published to wide … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Gaudy’s Reading: Week of July 4

We thought we’d take a day to make a list (in the spirit of Sontag) of what we’re reading this week. Great Literature, Works of Whimsy Jonathan Franzen, Freedom (Hannah) – Two years … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cooking with Cooked: Michael Pollan and the Power of Metaphor

For me, the smell of summer is the smell of time, wafting, lollygagging: time to roam thrift stores, read about productivity and St. Augustine, and time to cook. Cooking is … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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