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George Plimpton

Plimpton! The Professional Amateur

Liam Smith | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
Liam Smith

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a fascinating investigation of a literary figure who never really got his due. Whether it was because of his concentration on subjects such as sports; his participatory adventures in journalism; or his status as a public figure; many in the literary establishment never really took him seriously, despite his enormous contribution to the world of letters as head of The Paris Review.

What This Successful Journalist Can Teach Us About Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Could intentionally setting yourself up for failure actually lead to your greatest success in life? Renowned journalist George Plimpton spent his c...

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

Talking With Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, a Chat with Michael Maguire, The Who's Tommy Revisited, and the Teacarina

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."

Hamptons Journal: Hall & Oates Rock Rydell High Evoking Nostalgia for the Mid-Century

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many pleasures of the Grease-themed benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this weekend in Wainscott, was seeing Michael Milken in a let...

Plimpton! A Life Really Well-Lived

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

George Plimpton lived a life like James Thurber's dreamer, Walter Mitty, except he didn't dream about doing any exciting job in the world. He did the job. And then wrote about it.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

Writers on Fighters

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, a new anthology from The Library of America, reads like an elegy for the fight game.

Elaine Kaufman Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day when writers were king, Elaine's was the place for book parties. That's how I first came there, to celebrate new publications by George Plimpton, Kurt Vonnegut.

NYC Burrito Challenge III: Dos Toros Taquería

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simon Maxwell Apter

At Dos Toros, the guacamole is outstanding. It's so good in fact, that with its 92-cent price point, eating it feels like robbing a bank and then escaping scot-free on a school bus.

Just Like a Woman: My 12 Downs at Quarterback (VIDEO)

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Many hours of practices, film sessions and coaching were about to culminate in 12 plays at quarterback before my friends, my family, and perhaps most important by now, my coach and the 50 women I was calling "teammates."

Paper Lioness: A Report From the Line of Scrimmage

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I've never felt so sheepish in my life. In my notes from my initial tryout with the Chicago Force women's tackle football team, it says in all caps: "WHAT AM I DOING????"