Archive for 2012

Gotham Diary:
Quatercentenary
17 July 2012

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Upon the happy acquisition of the 400th anniversary republication of the King James Bible.

Gotham Diary:
What I Call “The Élite”
16 July 2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Today at the DBR: How much longer can we manage in a world that nobody is willing to lead, while our business is run by mafiesque dons?

Weekend Note:
Figuring in Euros
14-15 July 2012

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Tessa Hadley, Marie-Antoinette, Woody Allen — and a new way with pork chops.

Friday Commonplace:
Honeymoon Bridge
13 July 2012

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Snips of books by Tessa Hadley and Amor Towles.

Gotham Diary:
Uplifting Inversion
12 July 2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Today at the DBR: A few word about the elating new drama from Britian, Call the Midwife.

Gotham Diary:
Procedure
11 July 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Today at the DBR: No comment! (But a brief postscript.)

Gotham Diary:
Swan Songs
10 July 2012

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Three preposterous articles in the Times, all of them from the Sunday Review! With journalism like this, who needs print?

Gotham Diary:
Captain Kirke
9 July 2012

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Wilkie Collins’s hugely entertaining No Name.

Weekend Note:
Locked Out
7-8 July 2012

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: Summer hours, a super dinner on the impromptu, and the delights of reading Diana Athill.

Friday Commonplace:
Abuse of Reason
6 July 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Passages from books by Wilkie Collins,  E H Carr, Diana Athill, and Colm Tóibín.

Gotham Diary:
Further Transport
5 July 2012

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Who has the time? (For television, that is.)

Gotham Diary:
Fête Nationale
4 July 2012

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Today at the DBR: New cockamamie ideas for the holiday.

Gotham Diary:
Transport
3 July 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Today at the DBR: TED and my discontents.

Gotham Diary:
Platelets
2 July 2012

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Today at the DBR: Off to the doctor, wondering when health care reform will get serious.

Weekend Note:
Hot
June into July 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

This weekend at the DBR: A French salad, a tight spot in a French bistro, and a novel by Colm Tóibín with nothing at all French in it.

Friday Commonplace:
Egress
29 June 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This week’s CommonplaceDBR: Milton/Barnum; Taylor; Tóibín.

Gotham Diary:
Auer’s
28 June 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Move Auer Way: it is the vagueness of my childhood recollections that is the most authentic thing about them.

Gotham Diary:
Déformation
27 June 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Kwasi Kwarteng’s Ghosts of Empire, a book with important lessons for Americans that have nothing to do with empire.

Gotham Diary:
On Blogging
26 June 2012

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Today at the DBR: Felix Salmon’s thoughts about blogging — easier said than done, in my experience. Also a few words about EH Carr’s lectures, What Is History?

Gotham Diary:
In the News
25 June 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Today at the DBR: No fewer than five stories from yesterday’s Times caught my attention.