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For Sale: Updike’s Typewriter

The late John Updike's Olympia "electric 65c" typewriter is expected to fetch $4,000 to $6,000 when it's auctioned by Christie's today.

By Lane Brown

Anderson: John Updike, Essayist

He was one of the greatest belletrists of all time — a master of the short, casual, elegant, whimsical, roving piece about absolutely anything.

By Sam Anderson

John Updike Dead at 76

According to a statement from his publisher, John Updike died of lung cancer this morning.

By Lane Brown

Sarah Silverman: ‘Don't Call Me a Rivers’

Sarah Silverman
John Updike says he moved from New York to New England to get away from the "ego-eroding literary hustle" of the city. Glamour editor Cindi Leive had a rare blowup over racially insensitive comments fashion editor Ashley Baker made while speaking to a group of African-American lawyers. Sarah Silverman confessed to Howard Stern that she got extremely upset after being mistaken for Melissa Rivers. Jimmy Fallon and Rangers teammates Sean Avery and Brendan Shanahan ate at the Waverly Inn after their season opener. Martina Navratilova and Jeffrey Lyons may or may not have left Kenjo together on West 57th Street.