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Posts Tagged ‘Ron Rosenbaum’

J.D. Salinger Scavenger Hunt Features Two Famous Magazine Covers

In the summer of 1961, 25 cents at the newsstand got readers a TIME cover illustration of reclusive author J.D. Salinger under the slanted headline “A Private World of Love and Death.” Sixteen years later, Esquire subscribers were treated to an issue teasing the Ron Rosenbaum story “The Haunted Life of J.D. Salinger” with the photo of a Salinger lookalike on the cover shielding his face behind an open book.

These respective September 1961 and June 1997 covers are stealth-featured on the new website launched today by The Weinstein Company for their upcoming documentary Salinger. Stealth in the sense that the materials are not linked on the main navigation menu but rather require some cursor scavenging.

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David Ulin on Theresa Duncan

LAT book editor David Ulin joins the chorus of elderly beaus who loved the late Theresa Duncan’s work.
Blogging at Jacket Copy, he references the posthumous TS Eliot poem that appeared on New Year’s Eve. He says:

I was an admirer of Theresa Duncan; her blog, the Wit of the Staircase, was one of the smartest, least predictable aesthetic experiments on the Internet, a mash-up of intellectual rigor, artistic attitude and fan-girl obsession, filtered through a world-weary yet endearing voice.

No mention of the plagiarized entries, which even Ron Rosenbaum acknowledged.

Update:

Ulin’s comments on blogs as compliations sidesteps the plagarism question.

Sundown on Sunset: Shaky

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Salon’s readership just gets weirder and weirder: PhD candidate addicted to Potter fan fiction.

Ron Rosenbaum needs to stop with the conspiracy theories already. First he stepped into the Theresa Duncan morass and now the Presidential sex scandal.

Amy Goodman admits to Bell’s Palsy.

Stephen Colbert is not a candidate.

Slate V picked the winners of their Comedy News Contest–judge Kevin Bleyer must not want any competition from amateurs.