Dorothy Parker was born on this day in 1893. She was acclaim, for her New Yorker articles and as a member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the circle’s breakup, Parker went to Hollywood, to screen write. Her successes there were curtailed when her involvement in leftist politics led to her blacklisting. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a wisecracker. Still, both her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured. I learned of her birthday, because naturally she was trending on Twitter.