The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker As the magazine weathered tumultuous events of the 1960s and ’70, Groth chronicles the many dazzling personalities whose lives touched, and moved, hers. (June) “A nostalgic, wistful look at life inside one of America’s most storied magazines ... 11/5/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
The New York Times The author, a witty, 75-year-old college professor named Janet Groth, told stories of working at The New Yorker during the magazine’s heyday ... invites and a front-row seat to New York literary life, she concluded, “It is not clear to me who was ... 06/27/2012 - 11:53 pm | View Link
The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker In 1957, when a young Midwestern woman landed a job at The New Yorker, she didn’t expect to stay long at the reception desk. But stay she did, and for twenty-one years she had the best seat in the house. In addition to taking messages, she ran ... 06/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Turkey’s defense minister has reiterated Ankara’s objections to having Syrian Kurdish fighters’ participate in an operation to capture the Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa.
The minister, Fikri Isik, suggests that instead of the Kurds, Turkish-backed forces can present an “alternative.”
Isik also said on Thursday that Turkey “would insist until the end” that the Syrian Kurdish fighters known as the YPG be kept out of the battle for Raqqa.
Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline’s path.
A months-long dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline reached a crisis point when some 200 protesters set up camp on land owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners.
The prosecutor office in Paris says Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred is being held in police custody in the capital on suspicion of sexual assault.
Lamjarred, 31, was arrested on Wednesday in Paris, the prosecutor office said without giving details. French police declined comment. Moroccan and French media have reported that Lamjarred is suspected of having assaulted a French woman in a luxury hotel on the Champs-Elysee avenue, without identifying sources.
Police custody for sexual assault-related cases can last up to 48 hours.
Lamjarred is scheduled to perform in a Paris concert hall on Saturday evening, where he is presented as the “star” of the Arab pop music.
Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her “We Matter” jersey.
She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers’ season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but said in an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday she was told she would not sing just minutes before her performance.
“I’d say two minutes before we were about to walk out … the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game,” the R&B singer said by phone.
A Danish left-wing party is urging Americans to vote with a bus advertisement that features Donald Trump’s eyes rolling along with the wheels.
The ad, which covers both sides of the six-wheeled bus, shows blue circles that resemble eyeballs spinning wildly below a forehead that is obviously the U. S. presidential candidate’s.
It went up Wednesday on a bus that travels a major route in Copenhagen and also includes the words “Americans Abroad Vote.”
Pia Olsen Dyhr, chairwoman of the small Socialist People’s Party, told The Associated Press it was “pretty clear” which candidate the party prefers, but added: “I don’t think Trump as president will be positive for the development of the world and therefore Denmark.”
The opposition party holds seven seats in Denmark’s 179-member Parliament.