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National Correspondent — The New Republic

Author of Up in the Air, Thumbsucker, and the NYTimes bestseller Blood Will Out abt my unsuspecting friendship w/ the impostor and murderer 'Clark Rockefeller'

Page 3 of Robert Downey, Jr.: Hardass, flake, superstar. He's anything you want him to be, and an Iron Man, too — Sitting in a nylon lawn chair on an empty swath of Venice Beach between the tattoo-parlor-lined boardwalk and the vacant, flat gray ocean, Robert Downey Jr. is dressed for privacy in a hooded black wool sweater and an enormous pair of bug-eyed "As Seen on TV" Blublocker sunglasses that make him look like the famous FBI sketch of the Unabomber.

Best Memoirs - Blood Will Out — In July 2008, novelist Kirn was shocked to learn that Clark Rockefeller, his friend of 10 years, was a serial impostor being charged with murder. In this exhilarating mash-up of memoir and true crime, Kirn takes an unflinching look at how everyone, including himself, got taken in.

How I came out as gray — By Walter KirnNew York Times Posted: 04/13/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/13/2015 08:45:26 AM CDT It was supposed to be our secret. My hairdresser claimed to possess a special elixir that could subtly, naturally, almost undetectably "blend away" gray hair, which, at 45, I had a touch of.

How I Came Out as Gray — It was supposed to be our secret. My hairdresser claimed to possess a special elixir that could subtly, naturally, almost undetectably "blend away" gray hair, which, at 45, I had a touch of. Sitting before a mirror in her chair, uncertain whether to start the masquerade, I examined my head in a way I shied away from when I was alone at home, without support.

Remembrance of Things Lost — What if Marcel Proust had kept an Instagram account? What if he'd used a smartphone to snap a photo of every evocative morsel he'd ever eaten? Would he still have written " In Search of Lost Time, " his multivolume account of the vanished social universe of his youth, unlocked by the taste of a madeleine dipped in tea?

WORD Bookstores - Hark! A recent-staff-picks-now-in-paperback... — Hark! A recent-staff-picks-now-in-paperback roundup:Euphoria by Lily King: "Euphoria is a vibrant, taut, and beautifully written depiction of conflicting and complementary passions." (Molly)Thirty Girls by Susan Minot: "The sparse, gorgeous prose kept me coming back." (Katelyn)Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn: "Fast-paced and riveting, as scary and mesmerizing as its manipulative central figure." Tra le nuvole-Up in the air

Prime Green - Remembering the Sixties - By Robert Stone - Books - Review - — Time passes, and what it passes through is people - though people believe that they are passing through time, and even, at certain euphoric moments, directing time. It's a delusion, but it's where memoirs come from, or at least the very best ones.

Travel Beyond Your Imagination — Image courtesy of Linde Waidhofer/Conservacion Patagonica See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The other day I read an article about a new pair of high-tech goggles that will allow a user to experience immersive, computerized 3D worlds. The article predicted that the goggles, when connecte...

AMERICAN MICROREVIEWS & INTERVIEWS — When author Walter Kirn was tasked with delivering a hunting dog to Clark Rockefeller in the summer of 1998, he thought the trip would provide him with the opportunity to brush paths with a true eccentric.
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May 26, 2015

RT @amandafortini: A penny for you to keep your thoughts to yourself.

May 26, 2015

At the Noah Purfoy art site near Joshua Tree. Intentional ruins. Sculptors love the desert like fashion designers love anorexics.

May 22, 2015

Perhaps more important than having a woman president is having a human one. I'm not sure we get that with Hillary.

May 21, 2015

Build humanoid robots? Why? No, they'll just stick computers in people. And we will exchange 'free will' for total maintenance.

May 21, 2015

Just read about the minimal use, minimal cost 'light phone.' I like this idea of new ultra-limited capacity humane tech. Call it #MinTech

May 20, 2015

The definition of self-defeating behavior is spending all your money on a wallet.

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