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Jun 27, 2011 @ 8:40:00 pm

Thomas Beller

Philip Roth says he no longer reads any fiction at all. Why? “I wised up,” he reports.

Thomas Beller—the author, Open City editor, and mastermind behind the website of urban writing Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood—has written an entertaining article about following a Google Street View car in New Orleans.

The Paris Review website has a post about Tom Bean and Luke Poling’s feature documentary, Plimpton!, which details the rich life of editor, writer, fireworks enthusiast, bon vivant, and sometime baseball player George Plimpton (he also sparred with boxing legends Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson, among other adventures). The directors are currently seeking money to license archival footage to flesh out Plimpton's incredible life story.

Amazon releases its "Best Books of the Year So Far" lists.

Tonight at McNally Jackson Books, Lydia Davis reads from her recent chapbook, The Cows, and Kathleen Ossip reads from her latest, The Cold War.