Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

The House of Scribner

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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 […]

George Bellows’ House

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Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

Chumley’s

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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 […]

VIDEO: Jay McInerney and F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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 […]

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