From Reader’s Almanac, June 13, 2011, “Keith Olbermann, Rosemary Thurber, and friends gather to celebrate Thurber
Coming this Fall, A Soldier’s Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II (National Geographic, Nov. 1, 2011) by Joseph Farris. For more information, visit the Random House site
From newyorker.com, this tongue-in-cheek video explaining how the magazine’s Talk of the Town stories are selected. Appearing are The New Yorker’s Nancy Franklin, Hendrik Hertzberg, Rebecca Mead, Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, Lizzie Widdicombe, and David Remnick. Also appearing is Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays The Most Interesting Man in the World on TV
Richard Gehr interviews Roz Chast as part of The Comics Journal’s new series “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist.” (June 14, 2011)
From Youtube, this 25 minute video of an appearance on “CityWide” with David Sipress and The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff.
From the Republican Journal, June 10, 2011, “Comedian Bill Cosby hits the civic center stage” ( with some George Booth content, including word on the upcoming Cosby book, I Didn’t Ask to be Born, but I’m Glad I Was, illustrated by Booth).
From Westfield Patch, June 6, 2011, “Crowds Peer Into Addams Family History” — Charles Addams’ Westfield, New Jersey boyhood home opens its doors.
HarperCollins is releasing The Unabridged James Thurber Audio Collection on June 7, 2011. Read all about it here. Keith Olbermann reads Thurber’s fables and selected stories.
BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan) will be at the Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave and 8th St., this coming Tuesday, June 7 @7:00 pm to sign and discuss his latest book, Everything Is Going to Be Okay; A Book for You or Someone Like You. Details here