Curiosities

April 12, 2010

On The Road With DFW, Part II 0

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At Condalmo, Matthew Tiffany‘s review of David Lipsky’s new book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace: “You can’t go more than two or three pages without Lipsky’s shadow falling over the text. And you aren’t reading this book for the Lipsky, are you? The biggest problem […]

April 11, 2010

“If Only O.J. Had Called Me” 0

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Ever seen Henry Kissinger make eyes at a geisha?   Richard Nixon ham it up at the Grand Ole Opry? Or Betty Ford (a one-time Martha Graham dancer) take a turn on the Cabinet Room table?  Legendary photographer David Hume Kennerly has.  His retrospective at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica just came down, but many of […]

April 11, 2010

On The Road With DFW 1

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At the LA Times, Scott Esposito gives David Lipsky‘s Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace a mixed review.

April 9, 2010

I’m an Alien 0

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New from Stephen Fry: Stephen Fry in America: Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All, a book recounting his travels in America while filming the BBC series of the same name–enlighteningly and entertainingly reviewed at The Washington Times. Includes the shocking revelation that Fry very nearly became an American! michael […]

April 9, 2010

Jabberwocky Live 0

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Watch Sir Christopher Lee (aka Lord of the Rings‘ Saruman; Star Wars’ Count Dooku) read Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” (from Through The Looking Glass).

April 9, 2010

A Reading and Conversation with Four Great Writers 0

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For writers, and readers, who aren’t making the annual pilgrimage to AWP, The Millions and Big Other join forces this weekend to offer a NYC alternative, A Reading and Conversation with Four Great Writers: Vijay Seshardi, Rachel B. Glaser, Alexandra Chasin, and (our very own) Sonya Chung. At Unnameable Books in Brooklyn on Saturday, starting at […]

April 8, 2010

Fry’s Winsome Kingdom 0

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Fans of British comedic polymath and Apple fanboy Stephen Fry might be interested to know that the first season of Kingdom, Fry’s recent three-season British television series is available on Hulu.  (Seasons 2 and; 3 are available on DVD in the US, but Season 1, mystifyingly, is not.)  The series follows the doings of empathetic, […]

April 8, 2010

Colum McCann Reads 0

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Listen to National Book Award winner Colum McCann read from Let The Great World Spin and discuss his prize-winning novel with Wellesley’s “reggae novelist” Colin Channer.

April 7, 2010

Hedges’ The Heights 0

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Peter Hedges, author of the novel and screenplay for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, as well as Dan in Real Life, and Pieces of April, is set to adapt and direct his latest novel, The Heights. Set in Brooklyn Heights amid its wealthy, over-zealous, stay-at-home mommy set, the novel follows a happy, slightly down-at-the-heel couple as […]

April 7, 2010

Wake Up Lucid 0

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For your consideration: “A Minor,” (mp3) the first single from the emerging LA band Wake Up Lucid.  If you like your contemporary rock rootsy, bluesy, and earnest (The Black Keys, Jet, The White Stripes), you might like Wake Up Lucid.