Saturday, March 31

Happy moments and memorable occasions

"Any bright girl who really applies herself to the handling of the checking problem can have a very pleasant time with it and fill the week with happy moments and memorable occasions. The most important point to remember in checking is that the writer is your natural enemy."

-from Christian Lorentzen's essay in the London Review of Books on "the auteur theory of fact-checking," some differences in factorial fastidious between Yanks and Brits, and the impressive size of a certain part of John D'Agata's anatomy.

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