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Culture, Books Starbucks Saves Life of Michael Gates Gill, Tom Hanks To Play the Barista

Starbucks Saves Life of Michael Gates Gill, Tom Hanks To Play the Barista

In How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Gill, son of New Yorker writer Brendan Gill, takes a long fall from grace into a green apron. Already in his 60s, Gill is diagnosed with a brain tumor, loses his job…
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Better Than Sane: Tales From a Dangling Girl

By Alison Rose Knopf (2004), $23 The latest addition to the 5-foot shelf of New Yorker memoirs is notable for two reasons: It's startlingly lacking in any idolatry of Mr. Shawn and Mr. Ross and in Tina-bashing; and it reveals…
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Beat The Press

Here at the Examiner Magazine The most unintentionally fun read of the year has to be the Examiner Magazine's remembrance of New Yorker Editor William Shawn, written by local author Bill Barich and published Sunday. The premise of the piece…
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