• Thoughts on the Great Gatsby trailer Well, it’s here. The first glimpse of Baz Luhrman’s film adaptation of a novel that, upon publication, sold very few copies and was essentially out of print at the time of the author’s death. Initial reaction: it looks bad ass. Huge extravagant automobiles swerving under the subway in Queens, martinis and champagne flowing, spilling everywhere, […] Literary Man 0 Comments May 23, 2012
  • Best Places to Drink in NYC: Apotheke Our obsession with Chinatown continues! More than a hundred years ago, if a poor soul wandered down Doyers Street, it was probably the last you ever heard of them. Home of the infamous “Bloody Angle,” Doyers Street was once a murderous, blood-soaked alley full of pirates, demons, and  the infamous Bill the Butcher. Now it’s […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 20, 2012
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great American Novel Ernest Hemingway once claimed “all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called ‘Huckleberry Finn’” (The Green Hills of Africa, 1934). The statement by Hemingway was made nine years after his friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald, first published his third novel The Great Gatsby. At the time of the publication, Fitzgerald was a […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 16, 2012