Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

R.I.P. Book Publisher Betty Ballantine

Betty Ballantine, who helped popularize modern paperback, dies at 99 I got a laugh out of this: One memorable Ballantine release was inspired by a hoax. In 1956, nighttime radio personality Jean Shepherd was telling listeners that they should ask … Continue reading

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Amazon Exits Planned NYC HQ2

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, … Continue reading

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“Financial Impotence”

Read first: “The Thing Happens.” This video contained a shock for me. Neal Gabler, prominent film critic and scholar — who was once on TV! — admits to financial fragility. Are you hanging off a financial cliff? Here’s how to … Continue reading

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“The Thing Happens.”

The People of the Abyss by Jack London [Google Books; my Google Drive]. Why do I keep recommending this book? I forget where this was said (probably in a movie): “Whatever has happened has happened and will happen again.” That’s … Continue reading

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