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Book-ish reviews ‘This Side of Paradise’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first book, “This Side of Paradise”, may be the definitive account of that spirit. The story of Amory Blaine’s jaunt through Princeton is set in 1917, but the school and its people haven’t changed all that much since then — at least, as far as I’ve seen. Reading it now, at the end of my first year here, was like staring into a mirror for too long: uncomfortable, revealing, and beautiful. Every Princeton student should read it. Why? Listen in.  

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first book, “This Side of Paradise”, may be the definitive account of that spirit. The story of Amory Blaine’s jaunt through Princeton is set in 1917, but the school and its people haven’t changed all that much since then — at least, as far as I’ve seen. Reading it now, at the end of my first year here, was like staring into a mirror for too long: uncomfortable, revealing, and beautiful. Every Princeton student should read it. Why? Listen in.  


‘Capitalized’: Crossword Commentary

International travel should be off the itinerary for this summer for most people. Good news — Henry Herrington’s debut in the Puzzles section is like a trip around the world all by itself. 

International travel should be off the itinerary for this summer for most people. Good news — Henry Herrington’s debut in the Puzzles section is like a trip around the world all by itself. 


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Play this Tuesday’s crossword, ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Step up to the plate! Head Puzzles Editor Gabriel Robare makes his return today with a fiendishly tricky puzzle. The theme is straightforward enough — it’s the wealth of difficult clues that might have you scratching your head.

Step up to the plate! Head Puzzles Editor Gabriel Robare makes his return today with a fiendishly tricky puzzle. The theme is straightforward enough — it’s the wealth of difficult clues that might have you scratching your head.


Book-ish Reviews ‘The Founding Fish’ by John McPhee

“My shots at the park in the morning, I think, are like how John McPhee chooses topics to write books about. It’s easy to shoot layups, and it’s easy to write books about popular topics, like World War II or Henry VIII. But McPhee chooses to instead shoot threes from half-court: he writes books about esoteric, strange topics, like orange production in Florida or the Pine Barrens of south Jersey, or, as in The Founding Fish, about the history of shad fishing in America.”

“My shots at the park in the morning, I think, are like how John McPhee chooses topics to write books about. It’s easy to shoot layups, and it’s easy to write books about popular topics, like World War II or Henry VIII. But McPhee chooses to instead shoot threes from half-court: he writes books about esoteric, strange topics, like orange production in Florida or the Pine Barrens of south Jersey, or, as in The Founding Fish, about the history of shad fishing in America.” 


‘Flip the Bird’: Crossword Commentary

A really tough crossword puzzle can be frustrating. Sometimes, it may get so frustrating you may start cursing out your computer screen — no shame, we’ve all been there. But today’s puzzle from Luca Morante may have you flipping the bird in more ways than one. 

A really tough crossword puzzle can be frustrating. Sometimes, it may get so frustrating you may start cursing out your computer screen — no shame, we’ve all been there. But today’s puzzle from Luca Morante may have you flipping the bird in more ways than one. 


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