3:37 pm Oct. 2, 2012
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Want to take a tour of Gay Talese's “subterranean think tank?”
From The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog:
Under the townhouse where the legendary writer Gay Talese and his wife, Nan, have lived for over half a century is what Talese calls his “subterranean think tank.” Every day, Talese leaves his home, locks his door, walks down an elegantly curved outdoor staircase through a separate entrance, and enters this lush underground office.
There are no windows, and no phones. It is, he says, “one place where I think a writer can work without any distractions.”
Here's the video:
In other news..
Michael Wolff: "The real story about Punch Sulzberger, and the real sense of loss, is not for a man who brilliantly ran the paper, or introduced it into the modern age, or who protected journalism, but for a man who knew his place." [The Guardian]
CNN will air interviews with Ann Romney and Michelle Obama ahead of tomorrow's debate. [CNN Pressroom]
Talking Points Memo's membership/longform play. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
The survival struggle for alt-weeklies. [PBS MediaShift]
Roger Hodge's plans for The Oxford American. [A.J.R.]
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