Thursday, November 11, 2010
Until you read this book, you thought Chekhov was for nerds. You didn't think you could plug in the names of some celebrities, reimagine a few details here and there, and voila, out pops an updated batch of stories that provides just as much insight today as it did in 19th century Russia. Well, New Yorker editor Ben Greenman did and the result is rather illuminating. David Letterman discovers a baby at his door step and thinks it's his. Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton find themselves suspended in a jealous reunion. Britney Spears retells the story of love long-withered. Stuff like that.