“She was a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director — a rarity in a film industry whose directorial ranks were and continue to be dominated by men.” – Nora Ephron passed away at the age 0f 71. Via her New York Times obituary.

Adam Kirsch on Updike’s Bech books at Tablet.

Caryn Rose on “rich white dudes” going to see/talking about Bruce Springsteen.

Portnoy’s Complaint gets another visit.

PopMatters on how your Twitter feed is sorta like watching comedy at a Borscht Belt club in the 1950s or 60s.

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