Thursday, March 31, 2011

From Lapham's Quarterly

Lewis H. Lapham is Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly. Formerly Editor of Harper’s Magazine, he is the author of numerous books, including Money and Class in America, Theater of War, Gag Rule, and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. The New York Times has likened him to H. L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain; and Tom Wolfe has compared him to Montaigne. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Lapham was educated at Yale and Cambridge.

Lewis Lapham’s Newspaper Days

Strange tales of the newspaper business in late-1950s San Francisco and Oakland, from LQ founder and editor Lewis Lapham, live at The Moth in 2003. Click here to listen

1 comment:

mythopolis said...

Oh Wow! That was so fascinating. The stories were like film noir. I especially got cracked up by the one of going to the mansion to talk to the almost widow! The faux-news about the giant bird and the little girl is such a great example of formulas for canning the news. Thanks for this treat this morning! I am still chuckling!