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The Books: Vamps & Tramps; “No Law in the Arena,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Vamps & Tramps: New Essays, by Camille Paglia. So I hesitated to even post this because it turned into a monster personal essay, but what the hell. I also hesitated to post all those … Continue reading

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The Books: Sex, Art, and American Culture; “Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays, by Camille Paglia. I should say up front that I have no dog in this race. I am not in academia. I was not a humanities student or … Continue reading

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The Books: Sex, Art, and American Culture; “Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood’s Pagan Queen,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays, by Camille Paglia. When Elizabeth Taylor died it felt like the end of an era. Something vital had left the landscape. One of our Movie Goddesses, and unlike … Continue reading

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The Books: Sex, Art, and American Culture; “Madonna II: Venus of the Radio Waves,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays, by Camille Paglia. I’ve got strong feelings about Camille Paglia. I suppose everyone does, pro or con. I’ve been seeking out this woman’s columns since my post-college years, … Continue reading

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The Books: Baseball: A Literary Anthology; from “Head Down”, by Stephen King

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Baseball: A Literary Anthology Stephen King is a famous … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin: Excerpt from Arguably, ‘Benjamin Franklin: Free and Easy’, by Christopher Hitchens

A re-post for Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, born in Massachusetts on this day in 1706. On the essays shelf: Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens My grandmother had a big illustrated copy of Poor Richard’s Almanac, which I had practically memorized by … Continue reading

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The Books: Baseball: A Literary Anthology; from The Wrong Season, by Joel Oppenheimer

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Baseball: A Literary Anthology Joel Oppenheimer was a Village … Continue reading

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The Books: Baseball: A Literary Anthology; from Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?, by Jimmy Breslin

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Baseball: A Literary Anthology Everyone knows who Jimmy Breslin … Continue reading

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The Books: Baseball: A Literary Anthology; from God’s Country and Mine, by Jacques Barzun

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Baseball: A Literary Anthology Some of the essays in … Continue reading

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The Books: Baseball: A Literary Anthology; from Tallulah, by Tallulah Bankhead

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Baseball: A Literary Anthology Tallulah Bankhead’s autobiography, Tallulah: My … Continue reading

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