Articles by Emily M. Keeler

July 31, 2012

Here’s Johnny! 0

There might be a prequel to The Shining in the works. I wonder if it’ll be more like this.

July 31, 2012

Tune in next week 0

Emily Nussbaum on the poetry of cliffhangers, “which makes visible the storyteller’s connection to his audience—like a bridge made out of lightning. Primal and unashamedly manipulative, cliffhangers are the signature gambit of serial storytelling.”

July 31, 2012

A rare thing, the antiquarian 0

The New York Times recently ran an in depth look at the process of learning to deal in rare books. Which made me think of The Monkey’s Paw, a rare book store so good that twice now I’ve personally heard rare book dealers (at both Sellers and Newel and Paper Books) describe, with admiration and […]

July 31, 2012

Too Much Imagining 0

Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his staff position at the New Yorker, after Tablet Magazine revealed he had fabricated quotes–from Bob Dylan, no less!–in his bestseller Imagine: How Creativity Works, which since has been pulled from the market. Michael C. Moynihan, the journalist who discovered the deception, was interviewed by the Observer, saying he felt “horrible” […]

July 27, 2012

I’ma read I’ma read I’ma read 0

Hip-hop lyrics repurposed as book blurbs. Also, if Ron Swanson blurbed books. And of course, our own history of the blurb.

July 27, 2012

The Lookielikey also rises 0

Our heartfelt congratulations to Greg Fawcett, winner of this year’s Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. He credits his success in the competition with “dedication, timing his haircuts carefully and paying attention to the length of his beard.” Looking good Greg, and all you other Papas in Miami.

July 27, 2012

a multitude of drops 0

There is a very long trailer for the Cloud Atlas movie, which comes out in the fall. Unfortunately, Kevin Bacon isn’t in it.

July 24, 2012

your brain is going soft with all that comedy 0

Vito Corleone, comedian.

July 24, 2012

a small, diamond-like space 0

Rachel Syme set out to cover the failure of Dawn Powell’s diaries to sell at auction for the New Yorker and came away with a tender meditation on obsession, New York, and the business of biography.

July 24, 2012

The real Daisy Buchanan 0

“The poor boy losing the rich girl is a common theme in Fitzgerald’s work, and the original model was surely his relationship with Ginerva King.” AKA the real Daisy Buchanan, who, might I note, looks nothing at all like Carey Mulligan.