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Damon Runyon Watch: Guys and Dogs

The hardworking staff has long admired early 20th century journalist/short story writer Damon Runyon (although not as much as contemporary journalist/short story writer Ring Lardner, whose The Young Immigrunts is quite possibly the funniest piece we’ve ever read). But back to … Continue reading

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Ear, Ear

Oddly, two contrary theories about the cause of Impressionist (performance) artist Vincent van Gogh’s legendary ear-ectomy are in the news this week. Let’s start with Adam Gopnik’s piece in this week’s New Yorker.  The lede: It is, in its strange … Continue reading

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