Category Archives: Bettyville

You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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An Interview With George Hodgman

George Hodgman writes frankly about his fears of being a gay man in the midst of the AIDs epidemic, his struggles with addiction, his avoidance of intimacy, but most of all he writes in intimate detail about leaving Manhattan for his hometown for life as an unlikely caretaker with his aging mother. This is the background to a funny, poignant

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