WHEN IS YOUR LOVER LIKE YOUR LITERARY AGENT?

One should never try to date and sell a novel at the same time; one bleeds into the other. Stood up on Friday night, I spent the weekend rewriting Chapter One. When an agent finally offered to represent me, I had to fight to urge to take her to meet my mother.....

WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THE NARROWEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD

The narrowest house in the world was built by a Polish architect and named after Israeli writer Etgar Keret. Few eponyms have been more apropos. Etgar means challenge while Keret means urban. What greater urban challenge than living in a place where, if you want to open the fridge, you have to stand in another room?

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

George Bernard Shaw bravely critiqued the very people he might have hoped to please. One cannot imagine Augustin Daly having kind thoughts, especially after Shaw said that his casting decisions "ought not to be interpreted according to the dictates of common sense."