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Philip Gourevitch
7 days ago
"He would go on to write not one, not two, but three entire books devoted to the subject of “remarkable names of real people,” bringing to attention an Englishman called Strangeways Pigg Strangeways and the Ohio resident Mary Louise Pantzaroff."
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Alex Traub
7 days ago
John Train co-founded The Paris Review; supported the Afghan mujahedeen; wrote books of silly names; and led a financial firm for rich families. He was globe-bestriding but self-effacing, solemn but also droll — the ultimate postwar WASP. My latest obit:
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Alex Traub
14 days ago
According to Google, four men have been labeled a “patrician cold warrior,” but I know of a fifth man, hidden to amateur researchers — for now...
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Josh Dawsey
17 days ago
Amazing anecdote in this NYT obituary of legendary Elaine’s bartender Thomas Carney:
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Brian Ries
18 days ago
If I could roll this lede up and smoke it, I most certainly would. RIP Mr. Carney, wish I’d met ya 🍻
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Connor Ennis
19 days ago
This @nytimes obit of the former top bartender at Elaine’s includes an anecdote with one of the best responses you’ll ever hear to the always arrogant question “Do you know who I am?”
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Alex Traub
19 days ago
The head barman of Elaine’s, Tommy Carney, escorted out drunken miscreants by the backs of their belts. Stiff him on the tab, and he’d grab your tie, hoisting you over the bar. He cracked wise and occasionally cracked heads. My latest obit
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Alex Traub
a month ago
Sorry everyone that I’m not doing a better job of single-handedly running the mass media
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no_valis
a month ago
@jake_bittle Alex tra u b is the most powerful man in media
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Alex Traub
a month ago
Ranking of most important things in the universe, according to The New York Times: Trump, China, Biden, Kaitlin.
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Alex Traub
a month ago
"Cosplay" is a newfangled cliché whose march into writing and ordinary conversation must be opposed.
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