Friday, December 06, 2013
St. Mark's Bookshop is having a "Saved By the Book" auction to help benefit the store as it prepares to move to a new location. With signed rare and first editions from authors like Patti Smith, Paul Auster, Richard Hell, John Ashbery, and many more, the auction has begun online. It will also be happening live in the store, tomorrow night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (There will be wine.)
Tennis legend Steffi Graf's emotional journey to say goodbye to the dying father she was estranged from for years
Seeing this a couple days late, but it sounds like Steffi Graf made peace with her tax-evading, prostitute-loving embarrassment of a father before he died. There have been many terrible tennis parents in history. But I don't think anyone could have handled Peter Graf with the poise and dignity and that his legendary daughter did. So long, farewell.
Great move by Denizen to get Jason Witten to endorse its jeans. But when you pay a Cowboy to say "Take it from a tight end, they fit just fine," you might wanna show off the moneymaker a bit more.
This overhead shot of the set of "I Love Lucy" -- bedroom with twin beds, living room, kitchen, and The Club -- made the rounds yesterday. I love stuff like this -- my high school career counselor gave me a test that concluded I should either be a menu writer or a set decorator! -- although some have questioned whether the photo is real or just miniature replicas. Either way, the Ricardos' apartment was at the fictional 623 East 68th Street, which would actually have needed to be a house boat!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
For my readers in Seattle:
MEET THE AUTHOR:
"In Bed With Gore Vidal"
Friday, Dec 6 / 7 p.m.
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City
517 S. Pike St., Seattle
Details HERE ... and if you go, please tell Tim you saw it on my blog!
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 5:29 PM