Tag Archives: The New Yorker

The circus brothers

My Times review of Truevine, Beth Macy’s account of the lives of the black albino brothers, George and Willie Muse, star turns in American freak shows: As minor celebrities they appeared in the pages of The New Yorker — usually … Continue reading

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Spectators

Watching the Selma marchers pass through Montgomery. Part of a set of previously unpublished photos by Steve Schapiro, who covered the third march for Life magazine. [Via The New Yorker]

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In search of John Updike

“He began as a prodigy… and he somehow remained one.”  Louis Menand reviews Adam Begley’s new biography: Like many people who grew up in straitened circumstances in the nineteen-thirties and became financially comfortable in the decades after the war, Updike had … Continue reading

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