Many critics admired even more “Nine Stories,” which came out in 1953 and helped shape later writers like Mr. Roth, John Updike and Harold Brodkey. The stories were remarkable for their sharp social observation, their pitch-perfect dialogue (Mr. Salinger, who used italics almost as a form of musical notation, was a master not of literary speech but of speech as people actually spoke it), and for the way they demolished whatever was left of the traditional architecture of the short story — the old structure of beginning, middle, end — in favor of an architecture of emotion, in which a story could turn on a tiny alteration of mood or irony. Mr. Updike said he admired “that open-ended Zen quality they have, they way they don’t snap shut.”
I should have a Caulfield-esque response. But I don't.
I've always liked Salinger stories.
The highest sign of love I can give a book is when I still remember the time and place and feelings when I read them. I remember reading "Catcher" and "Nine Stories" clearly, including being conflicted about how much I liked them since I wanted to be more critical of them.
Apparently there is a longer history than I thought to the Leno vs Letterman banter. Check out this clip from 1984.
3:30 Letterman: I don't really need to be out here, do I? [Laughter.]
3:35 Leno: No, no we don't need you. [Laughter.] I've been telling the network that for 18 months. [Laughter.]
For many people, the biggest barrier to canceling cable is the loss of live sports. While MLB.com has a package of games you can stream online, and CBS has offered a popular March Madness on Demand stream, many other leagues have been slow on the uptake. Plus, there are often restrictions and blackouts with some online season pass deals. For example, the NBA League Pass Broadband does not include nationally or locally televised games. So if you're living in Boston, you won't be able to see Celtics games online if they are also on TV at the same time (whether they are home or away).
I lived without a TV for about 9 years. It was really pretty easy.
I've had cable for about 3 years and the only reason I got was because I was having a child and I wanted some brain-deadening sports when up late at night.
It's worked. I'm now braindead.
I'm deciding now whether to cut the cable cord and the only thing I think the only thing I'll miss is random basketball and baseball games.