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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dear Gossips,

When was the last time you saw A Room With A View? For me it’s been years. I forgot most of it. I forgot how funny it was. Or maybe it’s funnier to me now in different ways. TIFF kicked off its 7th annual Books On Film series last night with a screening of A Room With A View followed by a discussion with Zadie Smith.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday Roxane Gay tweeted out a link to the full text of the keynote address she recently delivered at Winter Institute about diversity – or, rather, how conversations about diversity have instead become conversations about absolution and will be meaningless without active learning and work, which requires us to be “uncomfortable”.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Last year I spent a week stalking Paula Hawkins, the author of The Girl On The Train, the bestselling book of 2015. I interviewed Paula four times over a period of days, starting on etalk, then on The Social, then at a bookstore, and finally I moderated her session at Vancouver Writers Fest in front of a crowd of about 200 people.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dear Gossips,

New Zadie Smith interview! New Zadie Smith interview! Her book, Swing Time, came out this week. Have you started? Do you love it? I’ve about 100 pages to go to the end, don’t want it to end, and I didn’t have a highlighter with me on my trip so I keep folding over corners.  Read Full Intro

Taylor has to tell

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2016 16:42:15 November 15, 2016 16:42:15
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Andy Cohen’s new book Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries came out today. Andy is tight with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Ripa. He hangs out with John Mayer. So as much as he says he’s telling Hollywood tales, the tales he can safely tell are nowhere near as good and as gossipy as the ones he has to hold back. Full Story

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Zadie Smith’s new book, Swing Time, comes out on November 15th. It’s about two friends who meet at a community dance class in the early 80s but only one of them has the gift for dance while the other has the gift of observation.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dear Gossips,

A few months ago, I posted about Author: The JT LeRoy Story, a documentary exploring how writer Laura Albert created a separate creative persona and had someone else play that persona, fooling the literary and celebrity community for years.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Wait, Zadie Smith and Nick Laird host cocktail parties? Apparently if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a Zadie Smith-Nick Laird cocktail party, you show up. No one declines. But I’m jumping ahead. If you’ve been reading this blog a while you know my obsession with Zadie Smith.  Read Full Intro