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The House of Scribner

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn […]

Bemelmans Bar

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have a bit of a dilemma – I love vintage hotel bars but my archivist salary says NO! Of course I still like to indulge from […]

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

Fort Greene

LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

McSorley’s

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

Pete’s Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! In the eternal race to be the oldest bar in New York City it’s hard to top McSorely’s. Besides it’s timelessly sodden old age it has some great […]

VIDEO: Pull My Daisy

LitNerd Extra! The Beat Generation in glorious black and white! Taken from the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play Beat Generation with a jazz soundtrack by the still very active David […]

#GETIT Illustrated Fabric Pouches by Paper Sparrow

We here at Art Star think Paper Sparrow is the cat’s pajamas and our customers seem to agree!  Paper Sparrow is a line of products like prints and stationary that […]

VIDEO: Jay McInerney and F. Scott Fitzgerald

LitNerd Extra! If F. Scott Fitzgerald characterized the reckless spirit of New York in the 1920s it’s safe to say Jay McInerney owned the one of the 1980s — here […]

VIDEO: Interview with Frank O’Hara

LitNerd Extra! I love when LitNerd and ArtNerd worlds collide. So many writers overlapped these scenes so it’s always a treat to find in-depth examples — below is an interview […]

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