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Erik Larson on ‘The Maltese Falcon’: Best. Novel. Ever?

The Wall Street Journal’s Book Club has a real doozy this week: hardboiled author Eric Larson on the father of hardboiled fiction, Dashiell Hammett. ‘One of the Best Novels, Period’ There was a time when Erik Larson could recite from memory an … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (At Play in the Fields of the Times Edition)

The prolific author Peter Matthiessen died last week and the obituaries came fast and, in some cases, loose. From Wednesday’s New York Times Corrections: FRONT PAGE An obituary in some editions on Sunday and in early editions on Monday about … Continue reading

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Kinky Friedman Rides Again!

Among the least-noticed results of Tuesday’s little-noticed Texas primary was this (via Politico): Kinky Friedman makes Texas runoff Richard “Kinky” Friedman, a humorist and country music singer, got one step closer Tuesday to adding another line to his résumé: agriculture … Continue reading

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