Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you

Lawrence Osborne has written an official – and good – sequel to Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novel, ‘Only to Sleep.’ The British novelist lives off the beaten track in Thailand, where journalist Ross Davies joined him for sake.

Source: Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you


Home | What America Ate

From the About page: “The 1930s are a fascinating moment to study food. Examining how ordinary people bought, cooked, ate, and thought about food can reveal previously hidden aspects of American life during a time of vast economic and social change. What America Ate’s website invites users to interact with and enhance the historical sources, while the digital archive allows users to approach American food in the Depression from three distinct angles.”

Source: Home | What America Ate

The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic

Richard Ratay, the author of “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip,” discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline.

Source: The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip – The Atlantic

The Daughter as Detective

Good read.. loved the story opening about library school…


Alice Bolin | Dead Girls | HarperCollins | June 2018 | 27 minutes (7,414 words)

My parents met as library students at the University of Kentucky in 1979. From my intimate point of view, library school is a bit of an academic catchall, sometimes a plan B, appealing to weirdos of many backgrounds. People assume that librarians love books, but that isn’t even it. University librarians like my parents love flying below the radar, omniscient about university curriculum but not bound by classroom teaching, grading, or even regular students. When she went to library school, my mom was a 25-year-old polyglot, very pretty and shy, who until then had been taking graduate German courses and hanging around Lincoln, Nebraska, listening to the Who. My dad was 32, starting a new career after years of working for the army as an Arabic translator. He is very loud and friendly, bubbly…

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The Birth of Braveheart | Randall Wallace – Great Minds with Michael Medved

Michael Medved and long-time friend Randall Wallace discuss the fortunes of the once robust business of movie entertainment and the current exodus toward television. The ensuing conversation revisits the birth of the idea of Braveheart in a Scottish church, the initial meeting with Mel Gibson, and t

Source: The Birth of Braveheart | Randall Wallace – Great Minds with Michael Medved

Anthony Bourdain’s Interview with David Remnick

Anthony Bourdain—the chef turned author, food anthropologist, and television star—died this week, at sixty-one. Bourdain made his début in The New Yorker in 1999, with an essay called “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” about working in the restaurant industry. {{}}It was an account of what really goes on in restaurants—extremely vivid, funny, gross, and, in parts, genuinely disturbing. After the success of that article, Bourdain went on to publish his best-selling memoir, “Kitchen Confidential,” a

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