Unrequired Reading: Aug. 28, 2009

It’s been a busy week, so cut my links some slack, okay? And just click “more”!

Long Live the King.

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Biography Bookshop or thousand-dollar purse: Which Bleecker Street do you want?

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For those of you scoring at home.

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I know you’ve been waiting for me to post another Witold Rybczynski architectural slideshow, so here’s Forest Hills Gardens!

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Roger Ebert on his alcoholism.

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Jeff Matthews is not making up The Number.

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Uncomfortable plot summaries: The Passion of the Christ made me laugh the hardest.

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Astro-grunge?

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My pal Mark & I once taught a January-term class on alcoholic novelists (as opposed to great writers who drank, we wanted to teach great drinkers who write).

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Oh, yes, that . . . Jewish . . . novel . . .

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Russia? Falling apart.

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