Carla Blumenkranz

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  • 10 years ago

    "There are two kinds of visual memory," Nabokov's Humbert Humbert tells us. "One when you skillfully recreate an image in the laboratory of your mind with your eyes open . . . and the other when you instantly evoke, with shut eyes, on the dark inn...

  • 10 years ago

    The trouble with the aristocracy these days is that they just don't sell as well as celebrities. With only middling beauty and brains, staggering debt, and a marked disdain for reputable employment, Judith "Jude" Lee—a descendent of Korean ro...

  • 10 years ago

    The Break-Up was supposed to be the movie where Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston got together. Instead, in a bizarro version of what Us Weekly photographed on set, their trademark good guy and girl blow their mutual affability in a dull show of f...

  • 10 years ago

    Misha Vainberg is a fantastically obese, grossly self-absorbed, and entirely moist-hearted specimen of Russian birth and American education. He has a vast and uniformly repulsive body that demands constant perusal: a dead "toxic hump" that vibrate...

  • 10 years ago

    "I'll be your Boswell, if you'll be my Johnson." So the conversation might have gone between Heti's Ticknor and Ticknor's Prescott—if Prescott had deigned to speak to Ticknor at all, instead of inviting him to luminously assembled dinner part...

  • 11 years ago

    Daniel Pinchbeck's new spirtualist manifesto 2012 is understandably hesitant to make itself plain. But if he's correct there's not much time left to put faith on the table: half a decade, in fact, until the return of the Mayan god Quetzacoatl and ...


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