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  • Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost
    For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to be festooned with pink ribbons and sugary icing flowers — Arden arrived at my door with a thick, unwrapped paperback: "The Viking Portable Dorothy Parker." The cover intrigued me: a black-and-white photo of a pretty, short-haired woman with dark eyes, looking broodingly, longingly, off into the distance. "Dorothy's our people," Arden said with assurance. I nodded. We weren't really the sweet 16 type.
  • 50 ways to beat the heat

    It's definitely time, way past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, and add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted e-mails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot...

    A new bar taps L.A. literary history

     
    The Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood.

    29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010.

    Dorothy Parker and the Marriott circle [updated]

     
    The Algonquin Hotel, famed as the 1920s martini-swilling location of choice for some of the era's great literary figures -- Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and "The New Yorker" founder Harold Ross -- has entered a partnership with the Marriott hotel...