“The classy New York Observer!” James Franco, said to us as we approached, that disarming smile of his going on all cylinders. Then, perhaps joking, he sneered, “I’m sure you’re going to say some nice things.”
It was last Thursday and we were at The James, a new hotel in the southwest corner of Soho, Read More
Oct. 17, 2006
7 pounds, 4 ounces
Lucille Packard Hospital
Teeny techie! Bruce Antelman, founder of Information Express and reviews.com, two scientific Internet publishing companies, has replicated with his wife of five years, Maria Antelman, a visual artist and native of Greece (the family divides their time between a house in Palo Alto, Read More
I was supposed to go somewhere yesterday afternoon when I turned on C-Span and saw a somewhat stooped old guy on the House floor talking about the end of oil supplies, whipping out one chart after another. The guy was obviously too scientific to be a politician. He looked and sounded like Read More
The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters , by Wendy Lesser. Pantheon Books, 274 pages, $24.
I dislike autobiography, and that includes this sentence.
The tide, though, is too strong for the lonely swimmer. Everybody–sturdy “he,” settled “she,” coy “you,” pompous “one”–all are swept into the vast solipsistic sea of personal history. “I” is Read More