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James Boswell and Samuel Johnson: The Original Odd Couple

August 5, 2013

On the morning of August 6, 1763, at the English port of Harwich, a wandering navvy—what Americans would call a dockworker—might have glimpsed a sight passing strange and strangely beautiful. Making their way across the pebble-strewn beach were two men who looked like the original “Odd Couple.”

House-Hunting After the Bomb

May 22, 2013

  Beirut airport by fran001 / Flickr   The following post is part of our online companion to our Spring 2013 issue on The Business of Literature. Click here for an overview of the issue. —— Imagine my displeasure when [...]

Cameron’s Books and the Used Magazine Trade

May 17, 2013

  Cameron's (Eric Silva / Flickr)   The following post is part of our online companion to our Spring 2013 issue on The Business of Literature. Click here for an overview of the issue. —— When I needed an article from [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, the VIDA Count, and Lessons on Leaning In

April 24, 2013

I doubt that Knopf/Random House planned it this way, but the publication of Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead coincided with the release of the latest VIDA Count. I suspect that Sandberg herself would be int [...]

Take a Tour of Hollywood Movie Ranches

April 5, 2013

View Hollywood Movie Ranches in a larger map The following post is part of our online companion to our Winter 2013 issue on Classic Hollywood. If you've ever wondered where your favorite Western was filmed, or wanted to visit the set locatio [...]

From My Perch: A View of Publishing in 2013

January 22, 2013

  MorBCN / Flickr   Editor’s note: We are very happy to announce that Kathleen Schmidt (@bookgirl96) will be joining VQR every month to offer insight into the book publishing industry. Look for her column on the fourth Tuesday [...]

Departures: Brussels, Belgium

January 17, 2013

    Gérard Depardieu / photo by Georges Biard   Editor’s note: We are very happy to announce that VQR contributor Delphine Schrank (@DelphineSchrank) will be joining VQR online twice a month to offer insight into intern [...]

5 Female Phenoms of Classical Music

November 9, 2012

Editor’s note: Today’s post by orchestral conductor Michael Wheatley is part of an online companion to our Fall 2012 issue on The Female Conscience. Click here to review all blog entries related to our fall issue. ——— The history o [...]

The Gay Godfather of James Bond

November 5, 2012

Born a hundred years ago today, the poet and critic Paul Dehn trained spies, won an Oscar and, notwithstanding his long, loving co-habitation with another man, helped create the epitome of 20th-century heterosexual virility—yet even Google all but asks, “Paul who?” How could this be? What tastemakers did he offend? Did he throw a drink in Malcolm Cowley’s face, make a pass at Edmund Wilson? Hardly. His only crime was to excel at the art that dare not speak its name: Paul Dehn was a screenwriter.

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