Tag Archives: Longform

Donald Trump Gets Mt. McKinley Wrong (Big Surprise)

From our To Know Trump desk Donald Trump, who is his own political reality show, has proven to be the most unreliable source since Charles Kinbote in Vladimir Nabokov’s Rubik’s novel Pale Fire. Exhibit Umpteen: This 1990 Vanity Fair profile by Marie Brenner (tip … Continue reading

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Martha Gellhorn’s Excellent 1947 American Adventure

Martha Gellhorn was much more than just another ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway. She was a superb war correspondent, an accomplished novelist, and a perceptive analyst of post-World War II America. (See Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center for further … Continue reading

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The Allman Brothers’ Knee-Buckling ‘Mountain Jam’ at Cincinnati’s Ludlow Garage

As the hardpining staff recently noted, we missed out – for reasons we’d rather not revisit – on the Allman Brothers’ 1970 performance at Cincinnati’s Ludlow Garage. Regardless, we’ve been obsessively listening to the tracks that – Thank Duane! – were recorded that … Continue reading

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The Night I Blew Off the Allman Brothers Band

Well the hardclicking staff came across this Cameron Crowe classic about the Allman Brothers on the terrific Longform site yesterday and it got us to thinking about the time in 1970 when Jim and Rae and Margaret and I queued up … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the Adholes at Sports Illustrated?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was cruising around the Net and happened upon this Sports Illustrated piece – The writer and the puzzle: Richard Ben Cramer couldn’t crack … Continue reading

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