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Roth Takes Roth Tour

Guess who showed up for a "Philip Roth’s Newark" sightseeing tour over the weekend.

By Lane Brown

Philip Roth: The Friars Club Roast

"Good evening, everybody! We're here to wish a very happy birthday to Philip Roth, the man who put the putz in the Pulitzer!"

GE Still Hearts NBC … For Now

MEDIA • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said he'd postpone any decision on selling NBC until after the 2008 Olympics. Let's just hope 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights last that long. [FT] • Doris Lessing beat out Philip Roth, who was rumored as a top candidate, for this year's Nobel Prize in literature. It probably helps that Lessing's most recent novel doesn't involve an old geezer fucking a "luckless goy chick" in the face. [NYT, Hitchens/Atlantic] • FSG dominated this year's National Book Award finalists, with five out of ten in fiction and nonfiction coming from the tweedy publisher's lists. [NYT]