Thank God for Nora Ephron. Before she came along, the primary role model for a smart, wise-cracking female writer was Dorothy Parker, known both her sharp wit and her unenviable life. (After too much drinking and too many bad relationships;...Show More Summary
by Amy Lynch In 1993, I was a bodysuit-wearing, barely-been-kissed, e.e.-cummings-quoting, show-tune-singing, sentence-diagramming 17-year-old, and the Nora Ephron way just resonated. Reeled in by a delicious Cole Porter-tinged soundtrack (so adult!) with a dash of Harry Connick, Jr. Show More Summary
"There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late great writer-movie maker Nora Ephron. When a novel titled What Nora Knew uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit. (I guess I was...Show More Summary
Parents? When prospective mothers and fathers imagine the joys of parenthood, they seldom imagine the adolescent years, which Nora Ephron famously opined could only be survived by acquiring a dog (“so that someone in the house is happy to see you”). Gone are the first smiles and cheerful games of catch. They’ve been replaced by […]
By now anyone reading this knows that Lena Dunham is the voice of her generation, part Shakespeare, part Nora Ephron, offering self-aware, penetrating insights into the human condition — or, should I say, the twenty-something Brooklynite...Show More Summary
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: To celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, we look back on films about new starts in life. My Blue Heaven...Show More Summary
I have no desire to be dominated. Honestly I don't. And yet I find myself becoming angry when I'm not.
The woman could do it all and I, as a fledgling woman writer myself, can’t help but look up to her.
On Dec. 18, 1998, "You've Got Mail" hit theaters, and the world fell in love with Nora Ephron's take on the modern world of online dating. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who also teamed up for Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle," star in "You've...Show More Summary
That’s what Heather Havrilesky dubs Nora Ephron after reading her anthology The MOST of Nora Ephron: When everything fell to pieces for Didion—her husband of thirty-nine years died of a heart attack in 2003, and her daughter died of acute pancreatitis in 2005—her signature foreboding tone needed few adjustments. In The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights, Didion […]
We knew that Mindy Kaling was inspired by the work of Nora Ephron — When Harry Met Sally in particular. But we really had no idea. A fun fan-made video shows the many parallels between the two (some moments even appear to be almost shot-for-shot mirrors of each other), all... More »
The New York Post reports that the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen, a friend of Nora Ephron’s since the seventies, when she began dating Carl Bernstein, will write Ephron’s biography. A judge has approved the final two settlements in the e-book price-fixing case, calling Macmillan and Penguin’s deals “fair, adequate and reasonable.”...read more
While Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has spent much of his time as of late offending people, perhaps he's found an opportunity to redeem himself. Described by the New York Post as Nora Ephron's "longtime friend," Cohen has apparently been given the blessing from her family to write the biography of her life. His obit for Ephron was very nice. Read more...
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen will write a biography of the late filmmaker Nora Ephron. Cohen was a longtime friend of the filmmaker, who wrote the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally and directed Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Show More Summary
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is planning to write the late Nora Ephron's biography — after receiving her family's blessing, according to the New York Post's "Page Six." The two originally met in Washington after she began dating his friend, her first husband Carl Bernstein. Per her request, Cohen was the... More »
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"DON'T KILL the messenger," wrote Sophocles in "Antigone." • Holding the actual New York Times these mornings and reading it in bed, I finally decided I know now why newspapers and printed hand-held material are being banished. There...Show More Summary
When Nora Ephron died in 2012, many who wrote to mourn her passing gave the impression of feeling they had...
"Everyone thinks they have good taste and a sense of humor, but we can't all possibly have good taste!" -Nora Ephron Nora wrote gems like that. Some were used in movies while others were part of her column or books that she penned later in life. Show More Summary
The Swedish startup didn't do itself any favors by disclosing what it pays for streamed music. In her memoir, I Feel Bad About My Neck, the inimitable Nora Ephron likens the thought of death to "considering the alternative." Sure, your skin is sagging and your bones are about to break, but hey. Show More Summary