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Wisconsin Judge Blocks GOP Lawmakers’ Lame Duck Power Grab

A Wisconsin judge has blocked a set of laws that Republican lawmakers pushed through in a December lame duck session to curb the power of newly elected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday. Dane County Judge Richard Neiss issued a temporary injunction, ruling that Republican leaders violated the state constitution by calling an extraordinary session to force the legislation through before Democratic leaders could assume th...
Tags: News, Senate, House, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, Allegra Kirkland, Scott Fitzgerald, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robin Vos, Kaul, Evers, Tony Evers, Lame Duck, Molly Beck, Wisconsin GOP


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Shorties (An Excerpt from Kathryn Davis's New Novel, A Reconsideration of Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rocks Album on Its 20th Anniversary, and more)

Granta shared an excerpt from Kathryn Davis's mesmerizing new novel, The Silk Road. Stereogum reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rock album on its 20th anniversary. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Gatsby Girls by F. Scott Fitzgerald Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The Naked Eye by Yoko Tawada Drowned in Sound shared a mixtape of 2019's best shoegaze, psychedelia, noise, and dreampop (so far). Paste recom...
Tags: New York Post, Music, David, Jordan, John Williams, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Pete, Scott Fitzgerald, Sleater Kinney, Los Angeles Review of Books, Colum McCann, Bill Frisell, Granta, Thomas Morgan, William Boyle


WI Gov. Will Propose Medical Marijuana Legalization, Decriminalize Possession

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. The new Democrat governor said it was time for Wisconsin join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana. The governor, who previously advocated for decriminalizing marijuana, noted that citizens in 16 counties and two cities in Wisconsin voted by s...
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Wisconsin, District Of Columbia, Legislature, Scott Fitzgerald, Madison Wis, Evers, Tony Evers, Juneau Republican, Summer Concepcion, State Assembly Republican


"Who in the name of God would bring a half-eaten eight-ounce jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise to a public meeting?"

A few days ago, I was talking about a problem that Kamala Harris has as she runs for President:She's too much of a prosecutor to win the love of a minority group Democrats need to turn out if they're going to beat Mr. Criminal Justice Reform Donald Trump.Shouting Thomas started off a comment with...The job of a prosecutor is to put black guys in jail, as noted in "Bonfire of the Vanities."...I said:Thanks for reminding me of that book, which I've been meaning to read.I just finished "Lake Succes...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Kamala Harris, Harlem, Scott Fitzgerald, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Hellmann, Vanities, Charlotte Simmons, Mayonnaise, Ann Althouse, Laslo Spatula, Racial Politics, Althouse, reference to the Gatsby project


Hulu’s Dollface Enlists Esther Povitsky For Co-Lead

Hulu’s Dollface enlists Esther Povitsky for co-lead Deadline has brought word that the upcoming Hulu comedy series Dollface starring Kat Dennings (Big Mouth) has added Alone Together star and co-creator Esther Povitsky as the co-lead star. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.s...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Jordan, Hulu, SVP, Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Morgan, KAT, Lex Scott Davis, Izzy, Craig Erwich, ComingSoon, Kat Dennings, TV Premiere, LuckyChap Entertainment


The answer to a very old question is: 9.

In the comments to the previous post — "Things to do with cigarettes," which looked at some fabulous vintage ads for a long forgotten cigarette brand, Murad — Laslo Spatula was inspired to rewrite some of the sentences that were part of my old "Gatsby" project (where I'd take a sentence from "The Great Gatsby" and we'd talk about it out of context).So Laslo was posting things like:"A tray of cocktails floated at us through the twilight, and we sat down at a table with the two girls in yellow and...
Tags: New York, Law, Red Cross, Blood, Numbers, Catherine, White, Yellow, Morgan, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Murad, Ann Althouse, Redness, Laslo Spatula, Myrtle Wilson


Parks on Translation Again.

Tim Parks often has interesting things to say about translation, and I’ve linked to his essays before; here’s a recent one from NYRDaily: Do the beliefs we hold about literature add up to something consistent and coherent? Or are they little more than random pieties? Take two crucial notions I heard repeatedly last year. First, that in a fine work of literature, every word counts, perfection has been achieved, nothing can be moved—a claim I’ve seen made for writers as prolix (and diverse) as Vic...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Jonathan Franzen, Henry James, Parks, Scott Fitzgerald, Mann, Lui, Victor Hugo, Lydia Davis, Tim Parks, Constance Garnett, Scott Moncrieff, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Mark Polizzotti


Foxconn shelves much-ballyhooed plan for Wisconsin manufacturing hub

By SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. The much-ballyhooed facility was heralded by President Donald Trump and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to return manufacturing to the Midwest. Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple, is the world’s largest...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Senate, White House, China, America, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Foxconn, Trump, Reuters


Talking Dust Jackets: An Interview with Martin Salisbury

Martin Salisbury’s book on iconic dust jacket design The author of The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 reveals why he loves artwork from this era. A former illustrator, Martin Salisbury is a professor of illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. He is the author of a book called The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970, which showcases many of the great cover illustrations in modern publishing and the stories behind their creation. Martin’s al...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, London, Germany, Russia, Uncategorized, Corsica, Jamaica, Weimar Republic, Martin, Royal College of Art, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Taschen, Quincey


Books So Good I’ve Read Them 2X (Or More!)

Given the fact that there are over 130 million books in existence, it’s easy to despair of ever having the chance to read even the smallest fraction of them. And given how little headway you’ll ultimately make on that number, even if you’re a regular reader and live to a ripe old age, it can be hard to justify reading the same book, not just once, but twice (and even multiple times!). But I think there are several good reasons to do so. The first is that each time you read the same book, ...
Tags: Books, Montana, Life, Wikipedia, Travel & leisure, Rome, John, Aristotle, Cormac Mccarthy, Tulsa, Achilles, Gus, Scott Fitzgerald, Rio Grande, Barton, Fitzgerald


Haruki Murakami's 'Killing Commendatore' Is Yet Another Turn Around the Tired Fantasy Carousel

None The Bad Sex Award, presented by The Literary Review since 1993, is perhaps best seen as the high-minded equivalent of cinema's Razzie Awards. While the latter is more unabashed in its celebration of the horrible and unredeemably bad, candidates for the top award in the literary bad sex award rarely seem willing to accept the accolade with perspective and a sense of humor. A few contenders will usually comment (with humor) about being honored to have been nominated, but serial nominees (lik...
Tags: Music, Review, Fantasy, Painting, Book Review, Haruki Murakami, David Lynch, Kafka, The Great Gatsby, Mozart, Scott Fitzgerald, Don Giovanni, Mulholland Drive, James Frey, Yuzu, Katerina


Judge Blocks Wisconsin GOP’s Early-Voting Restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits are clearly similar to restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came after a difficult midterm election in November in which the overwhelmingly Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee held early voting for six ...
Tags: News, Senate, Milwaukee, Ap, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Madison, Legislature, Walker, Peterson, Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Madison Wis, Republican Assembly, Vos


"The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences."

"If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to 'forrest fires' twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency. Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. ...
Tags: Comics, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Jane Austen, Random House, Hemingway, Spelling, Wilson, Trump, John Keats, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Jackson


More Liberal Groups Join Legal Battle Against WI GOP Lame-Duck Power Grab

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of liberal-leaning groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to void laws passed by Wisconsin Republicans that reduced the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general. The legal challenge is the first seeking to undo all of the measures approved during last month’s lame-duck legislative session. The lawsuit argues the session was unconstitutional because it amounted to an illegal gathering of lawmakers. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, who was def...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, Medicaid, Jimmy Anderson, Anderson, Legislature, Walker, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin Assembly, Robin Vos


New Year Quotes

These New Year quotes will help you start the year off right!  Let these wise words inspire you to have the best year ever. You might also like these positive affirmations and life quotes. They are on little cards that you can put where you notice them every day to help stay positive. Don’t forget to let your friends know how special they are with these beautiful friendship quotes. New Year Quotes Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein You are never too ...
Tags: Quotes, Crafts, Neil Gaiman, Tony Robbins, Nelson Mandela, Zayn Malik, Oprah Winfrey, Benjamin Franklin, Maya Angelou, Don, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Scott Fitzgerald, David O McKay, Dan Millman, Toni Sorenson


Are rightsholders ready for public domain day?

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor How AI and copyright would work On January 1, 2019, the New Year will ...
Tags: TC, Column, Congress, Bono, Tech, Policy, House Of Lords, Mark Twain, Copyright Clearance Center, Copyrights, Hemingway, Southern California, Thomas Jefferson, Scott Fitzgerald, Twain, Clemens


Comment on cosmopolitan by embrita

I bought my husband a book called Old Man Drinks for Christmas last year and he’s been mixing his way through it ever since. The photo on the front is of an old man who is surely growling “get off my lawn!” at the camera man, but the recipes are solid. We also learned to make French 75s (not in the book) – they’re good with gin in the summer and cognac in the winter (the earliest recipes are with cognac) and swapping the lemon for pomegranate is very festive. If 2019 is the year of the cocktail,...
Tags: Food, Scott Fitzgerald


How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

Image by Arielle Fragassi, via Flickr Commons In May of 1967,” writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, “a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, ‘I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency’s funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts. Against objections that so man...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, Writing, Washington Post, College, China, America, Peter Matthiessen, New York Times, Iowa, Literature, Cia, Whitney, New Yorker, Kurt Vonnegut


"In much of Wisconsin, 'Madison and Milwaukee' are code words (to some, dog whistles) for the parts of the state that are nonwhite, elite, different..."

"... The cities are where people don’t have to work hard with their hands, because they’re collecting welfare or public-sector paychecks. That stereotype updates a very old idea in American politics, one pervading Wisconsin’s bitter Statehouse fights today and increasingly those in other states: Urban voters are an exception. If you discount them, you get a truer picture of the politics — and the will of voters — in a state. Thomas Jefferson believed as much — 'the mobs of great cities add just ...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Gop, Wisconsin, Nyt, Redistricting, Madison, Separation of Powers, Democratic, Thomas Jefferson, Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Senate, Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Legislature, Robin Vos, Vos


WOW: Take A Walk. Write About The Sounds You Hear.

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you are trying to write and aren’t sure about what to, we would recommend to participate for WOW every weekend. This one is sure to explore your creativity and get you write. Don’t miss it. While we are mostly conscious … Continue reading "WOW: Take A Walk. Write About The Sounds You Hear." The post WOW: Take A Walk. Write About The Sounds You Hear. appeared first on .
Tags: Council, Don, Scott Fitzgerald, Write Over the Weekend (WOW


Dems Threaten Lawsuits As WI GOP Plows Ahead With Lame Duck Power Grab

Tensions are escalating in the Badger State as Republican lawmakers plow ahead with a brazen legislative power grab during the lame duck session. Protesters descended on the Capitol building in Madison on Monday for the lone hearing before a Tuesday vote on a far-reaching package of bills to curb the authority of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Evers himself has promised to “take any steps possible” to block Republican lawmakers, and nationally prominent Democratic lawyers are poised to go ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Milwaukee, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Dc, Republican, Madison, Allegra Kirkland, Capitol, Legislature, Assembly, Walker


Dan Callahan's Playlist for His Novel "That Was Something"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dan Callahan's That Was Something is an enveloping and insightful novel. The Bay Area Reporter wrote of the book: "That Was Something captures that time of our youth when slightly...
Tags: Music, David, Manhattan, Museum of Modern Art, Heinz, Bobby, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Parker, Ben, Paris Review, Springfield, Scott Fitzgerald, Brahms, Ella, Dusty Springfield, Ravel


The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William "Obie" Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, College, Woody Guthrie, Turkey, Army, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, William Shatner, Alice, Random, Norman Rockwell, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald


Scott Walker’s Democratic Successor Fights Off Aggressive GOP Power Grab

It only took one day. By the afternoon of Nov. 7, less than 24 hours after projections showed Tony Evers defeating Scott Walker in the Wisconsin governor’s race, Republican leaders were surfacing plans to curb the authority of the incoming Democratic governor. A steady stream of plots, plans and power grabs has been emanating from the Capitol building in Madison ever since. Republican lawmakers have proposed using a lame duck session to limit Evers’ ability to name appointees to state boards ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Gop, House, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Dc, Republican, Donald Trump, Madison, Foxconn, Bernie Sanders


‘Gatz’: A ‘Great Gatsby’ Origin Series Featuring a Young, Hot, Mixed-Race Gatsby is Coming to YouTube Premium

You know those “The Great Gatsby parties” that everyone throws that are only vaguely inspired by 1920s fashion and completely miss F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s whole message on decadence and the fallacy of the American dream? The upcoming YouTube Premium series, Gatz, is that, but worse. This Great Gatsby origin series is being developed at YouTube Premium, which will reimagine the tragic figure in the Fitzgerald classic novel as a mixed-race man, based on some academic theories that posit that Jay Ga...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Youtube, Fox, Adaptation, The Great Gatsby, Greg Silverman, Silverman, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Fitzgerald, Shapiro, Harlem Renaissance, Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby


Sharing the wealth & avoiding tax on it thanks to estate, gift and kiddie tax inflation adjustments

Welcome to Part 6 of the ol' blog's 2019 series on tax inflation adjustments. Today we look at changes to estate, gift and kiddie tax provisions.You can find links to all 2019 inflation postsin the  series' first item: income tax brackets and rates . Note: The 2019 figures apply to 2019 returns that are due in April 2020. For comparison purposes, you'll also find 2018 amounts to be used in filing this year's 2018 tax return due April 15, 2019. The rich, per the apparently apocryphal...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, Sam, Irs, Scott Fitzgerald, TCJA


Wisconsin GOPers Weigh Limiting Tony Evers’ Authority Before He Takes Office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Democratic governor-elect on Tuesday accused the Republicans who control the Legislature of making a “desperate attempt to cling to power” by considering placing new limits on the governor’s office before he takes over in January. Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said GOP legislative leaders should “stop any and all attempts to play politics and weaken the powers of the governor’s office.” Evers said in a statement that such a mov...
Tags: News, Senate, Ap, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Associated Press, North Carolina, Legislature, Assembly, Walker, Kimberly Clark Corp, Scott Fitzgerald, Doyle, Jim Doyle, Olsen


10 long-haul hacks for US travelers

According to recent US Travel Association stats, despite only 42 per cent of the American population having a passport, those who do account for one in five long-haul travelers worldwide. The favourite overseas destination is Mexico, with Canada and Britain taking second and third place in the popularity stakes. If you’re setting off from a US hub for a far-flung destination and haven’t been airborne for a while, you might need some tips on comfort and convenience. So here are ten long-haul hac...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, US, Canada, Britain, Michelin, Travel Tips, Riviera, Memrise, Travel Blog, Scott Fitzgerald, US Travel Association, Altra Footwear Escalante, Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT