Mitch and Gordon

, , on December 6, 2011

Misunderstood Mitch and Gordon Cooper, an unlikely combination.

What Do a Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?

, , on November 13, 2011

The world’s oldest stockbroker, he first went to work on Wall Street in 1928. “This was before the Depression,” he says, then specifies which depression, as if I might confuse it with the one in the 1890s.

New York article by Jesse Green.
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What I learned as a nude model

, on November 9, 2011

It occurred to me that the paintings I loved seemed so peaceful because they captured only a moment in those subject’s lives.

Salon article by Jennifer Wright.
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Damn Interesting

on September 12, 2011

Damn Interesting is a longform, newspaper featuresque blog that covers offbeat topics. It recently came back to life, which is why I am now posting about it. Almost every article is well worth reading, and there exists a voluminous archive if you are so interested.

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