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Dorothy Parker

5 Dating Lessons Learned From The Ever-Quotable Dorothy Parker

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 08.28.2016 | Arts

Dating is hard. And while we millennials may think it’s especially difficult with the commodification of desire that quick-swiping apps and hookup c...

Author Jennifer Brown Talks About How to Research a Novel, Conquering Rejection, and Writing Even When It Hurts

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'm addicted to book review porn the way some people ogle real estate ads, vacation brochures, or the latest iPhone gadgets. When I first read the advance reviews of Jennifer Brown's debut novel, Modern Girls, I knew this was a must-read.

Caviar and Pastry Cream

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

'Let's walk down the rue de Seine and look in all the galleries and in the windows of the shops.' 'Sure. We can walk anywhere and we can stop at som...

Condé Nast Hired Dorothy Parker 100 Years Ago

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker.

12 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Groundbreaking Women

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

In honor of Women’s History Month, here a dozen daring, groundbreaking women -- who also happen to have noteworthy names that you just might want to...

How To Insult Someone As Wittily As Dorothy Parker

Ellen Meister | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Ellen Meister

Once upon a time, long before Internet trolls ruined the whole idea of the clever comeback, there was repartee. Eloquent raconteurs could take clever ...

'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.26.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone novels. As Alicia Scott, she's written romance novels.

6 Women You Didn't Know Were Members Of The Algonquin Round Table

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

I was delighted to uncover the names and stories of the other members of the Vicious Circle, women that had fascinating and full lives.

Stage Door: Excuse My Dust, The Brightness of Heaven

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Assembled from five short stories, various poems and book reviews, Engstrom skillfully recreates Dorothy Parker's cynical, sardonic, melancholy edge.

George, Dorothy and Noel -- the Weird, Wonderful and Merciless Wits of the 1920's Return to Manhattan ... and Not a Second too Soon.

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

How did an 8-year-old California lad with a lateral lisp develop enough of a lilting tongue to sing Coward's sophisticated lyrics?

9 Famous Women Whose Divorces Don't Define Them

Daria Snadowsky | Posted 12.06.2014 | Divorce
Daria Snadowsky

Imagine the stigma endured by the following nine lady divorcées, who came of age prior to women's liberation. Employment prospects were limited, yet they forged remarkable professional legacies that have far outlasted any societal backlash they suffered from divorce.

If You Loved Nora Ephron (And Who Didn't?) You'll Love This Book

Roz Warren | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Thank God for Nora Ephron. Before she came along, the primary role model for a smart, wise-cracking female writer was Dorothy Parker, known both her sharp wit and her unenviable life. (After too much drinking and too many bad relationships; she died a famous but unhappy woman.)

6 Fabulous Dorothy Parker Quotes

Ellen Meister | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Ellen Meister

As passionate as she was for New York, Dorothy Parker spent a number of years on the West Coast, writing screenplays and making more money than she could ever hope to earn with her stories, reviews and poems.

Dorothy Parker Happy in Los Angeles

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Today there is only one spot in Los Angeles that remembers Dorothy Parker's 30 years as a resident.

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

How To Drink Like Dorothy Parker

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

First they learn the quotes and bon mots, which leads to finding her books. What many discover is a woman easy to identify with: she loved her gin, boyfriends, and dogs, and that's what she wrote about.

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

Why I Don't Want To Talk Orgasms Over Lunch

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I have always craved an Algonquin table of my own, a place where a group of people can get together and be freaking hilarious. I want to be Dorothy Parker without the bad ending. However, I would have one rule about my table once food is delivered -- my guests can't talk about sex.

Nora Ephron Told Our Stories

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Her heroines were witty and perceptive even while being vulnerable and appealing; they were independent and capable, yet filled with that weird fear of overdoing everything or doing everything wrong that engulfs the most stunningly competent woman.

Ralph Fiennes' Unusual Movie In London

Liz Smith | Posted 08.11.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

"It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a ...

Reflections on the Earnest "Pursuit of Happiness"

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

When you consider that the founding fathers of our country tried to provide us with the means for the actual separation between church and state, you ...

Quote/Unquote

John O'Toole | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
John O'Toole

My favorite quote remains Deep Throat's "follow the money" because it not only explains Watergate. It explains everything. Except possibly love and sex, and they really shouldn't be explained. Or studied. Or worse yet, turned into a how-to book or a documentary.

Happy Birthday Nathanael West!

Joe Woodward | Posted 12.14.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

As Dorothy Parker said, and I agree, "Wildly funny, desperately sad, brutal and kind, furious and patient, there was no other like Nathanael West."

Meanest Book Reviews

Posted 11.29.2011 | Books

From barnesandnoble.com Bad reviews are a fact of literary life, even for the most successful writers. Take Steig Larsson -- perhaps the hottest ...

First Nighter: The Great Barbara Carroll Even Greater at the Algonquin's Oak Room

David Finkle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In her mid-80s, Barbara Carroll's still doing what she does best and what few others even begin to do as well as. Nowadays she does it more regularly at the Oak Room, where management is wise enough to turn the paneled room over to her every Sunday brunch.