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Tom stated that knew the second he heard that phrase that he had discovered the title for his guide. Not lengthy after, his spouse instructed that — although his authentic plan had been to jot down about Mercury, Gemini and Apollo — he had finished sufficient by telling the story of Mercury. He had documented […]

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Which is why, when Graydon Carter and I had been dreaming up Spy journal within the 1980s as a hybrid of journalism and satire, Mr. Wolfe was certainly one of our fashions. He’d made his identify with an article making fun of The New Yorker (“Tiny Mummies! The True Story of the Ruler of 43rd […]

Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy

Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy

The author’s prose wasn’t his solely notable stylistic gesture. ImageTom Wolfe along with his Cadillac in 2006.CreditFred Conrad/The New York Times In the tip, it could have been Tom Wolfe’s personal stylish that was most radical. Leave it to others to unpack the extravagant and sometimes provocative literary legacy of the writer, who died on […]

Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87

Tom Wolfe Kept a Close, Comical and Astonished Eye on America

The phrases appeared to pour freely from Wolfe, but this was a misperception. He struggled writing the 1963 piece that will anchor “Streamline Baby” and make his identify, for instance. In frustration, he despatched his editor at Esquire his notes — they had been revealed intact. To insure he’d end his massive, joyful and neon-lit […]

Your Tom Wolfe Reader

Your Tom Wolfe Reader

The author Tom Wolfe, who was immediately recognizable in his signature white fits, died on Monday in New York. He was 88. According to The Times obituary of Wolfe, “as an unabashed contrarian, he was almost as well known for his attire as his satire.” But his satire, and his journalism, really was one thing. […]

Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87

Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87

Tom Wolfe, an progressive journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose delivered to life the worlds of California surfers, automotive customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 87. His demise […]

Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat

Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat

THE ISLAND THAT DISAPPEARED The Lost History of the Mayflower’s Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony By Tom Feiling 402 pp. Melville House. $28.99. The island of Providence remains to be on the map, however you simply may not discover. It’s a speck of land within the Caribbean, off the coast of Nicaragua, with […]

Tom Ford Designs a Watch. But the Price Isn’t What You’d Expect.

Tom Ford Designs a Watch. But the Price Isn’t What You’d Expect.

Tom Ford’s predominant assortment features a $42,000 alligator briefcase and informal suede jackets for round $7,000, however the costs of the watch line that he launched not too long ago are — deliberately — a bit much less stratospheric. The sturdy-looking timepieces begin at round $2,000, with a big selection of interchangeable bands, bought individually. […]

This Asteroid Shouldn’t Be Where Astronomers Found It

This Asteroid Shouldn’t Be Where Astronomers Found It

An artist’s impression of 2004 EW95, a relic of the primordial photo voltaic system, which scientists imagine originated within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter however now floats past Neptune.CreditM. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory At first the astronomers thought it was a mistake. They had discovered a carbon-covered asteroid floating amongst numerous icy our bodies […]