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What might you find here? We look at new literature, old literature, film, television, politics, art and music, in conversation with each other.
We enjoy mulling over Wes Anderson, Mumford & Sons, Banksy, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Doctor Who, David Brooks, Edmund Burke, the Oxford comma and Merchant Ivory, among others.
And in all things, we look to our patron saint, Dorothy L. Sayers, for guidance and inspiration. Long may she reign.
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Jul 10, 2013 by gaudygirls
By now, unless you are living under a rock without Wifi, you have an opinion of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Perhaps you...
Jul 5, 2013 by gaudygirls
Matthew Goodman is the author of three best-selling works of nonfiction. His latest project, Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth...
Jul 4, 2013 by gaudygirls
We thought we’d take a day to make a list (in the spirit of Sontag) of what we’re reading this week. Great...
Jul 2, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
For me, the smell of summer is the smell of time, wafting, lollygagging: time to roam thrift stores, read about productivity and St....
Jun 30, 2013 by gaudygirls
When the Globe Theatre burned down four hundred years ago on June 29, 1613, no one died. According to the letters of English author...
Jun 29, 2013 by gaudygirls
The class of 2013 have been commenced. Oprah and Agent Seeley Booth shared their advice, Grandma and Granddad have taken their...
Jun 26, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
After the terrible and tragic week in Boston sports, I needed something about which I could get excited. That something quickly...
Jun 25, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
Shavanna Calder is an award-winning actress originally from Northern California. You may have seen her in the Networks national tour...
Jun 22, 2013 by gaudygirls
1. Is it made by a filmmaker respected for contributions to the cinematic mode? The Coen Brothers made Intolerable Cruelty open with...
Jun 20, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
In Conversation With is our series responding to pieces in the national media. Today, we’re looking at the American Academy of Arts...
Jun 19, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and The Best American Short...
Jun 16, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
There is a moment near the end of James Joyce’s Ulysses where the narratives of the two oscillating central figures finally converge,...
Jun 15, 2013 by gaudygirls
We’re having the “Have it all” debate again. While perusing wedding blogs for no practical reason, I stumbled upon Richard Dorment’s...
Jun 14, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
In Conversation With is our new series responding to pieces in national media. Today, we’re taking a look at recent reviews of...
Jun 11, 2013 by gaudygirls
Mason Currey is the author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), an intriguing study of the daily routines...
Jun 7, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
The latest installment of our continuing series of love letters to people, places, or products who we revere—but who will never love...
Jun 4, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
In Conversation With is our new series responding to pieces in national media. Today we’re taking a look at Ian Crouch’s The Curse of...
Jun 4, 2013 by gaudygirls
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Dear Friends, Followers, Readers, Collaborators and Conspirators: We are ones for grand gestures and mad manifestos. We appreciate...
May 27, 2013 by The Gaudy Editors
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HvS0pOoJc] Now the story of a girl who was depressed when her favorite show was cancelled,...
Pardon us. We're still gripping our fezes and stress-drinking cuppa soups in retroactive awe of the #DoctorWho50th.
Best fictitious Christmas present: an @ANNELAMOTT Book of Hours. #MakeAWish
Gaudy celebrates #Movember w/ a love letter from @LilliJoMo to Salvador Dali's 'stache. http://t.co/IJew8knjjf
A thought to ponder for the evening. http://t.co/oag2JHUGm5
Retraction: Go forth! Talk about the Red Sox, who WON the WS (note: UK friends have reminded us that it's the "US" series. #ethnocentrism)
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