Curiosities

November 15, 2011

O’Reilly Book Banned 0

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Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln book is banned from Ford’s Theatre because of “mistakes.”

November 15, 2011

Reading a Video Game 0

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The modern maestros of fantasy at Bethesda Softworks penned thousands of pages of text for the Elder Scrolls series, scattering 256 detail-packed, in-game books across 2006’s Oblivion, with a commensurate amount in 2002’s Morrowind. Presumably these tomes were consumed by the hardcore few. Did Bethesda spend countless hours of careful word-crafting for a fanatical minority?

November 15, 2011

Cerebral Los Angelenos 0

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Who says L.A. can’t be bookish? (Ok, I say that a lot.) But here to prove me (and you) wrong is next week’s calendar events for cerebral Los Angelenos. On the “books?”: Amiri Baraka, Joan Didion, and Jonathan Lethem, just to name a few.

November 15, 2011

Not Just a Book Party 0

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St. Mark’s Bookshop won their desired rent reduction, and is throwing a party to celebrate! (via.)

November 15, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: DeLillo, Tulli, Ozick, Martin 0

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Don DeLillo’s first short story collection, The Angel Esmerelda, is out this week, as is Magdalena Tulli’s genre-defying In Red. New in paperback are Cynthia Ozick’s Foreign Bodies and Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty.

November 14, 2011

New Classics 0

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The Slate staff compiled a list of “new classics” — “the most enduring” books, shows, movies, and ideas since 2000.

November 14, 2011

“I think the role of the critic will remain strong even if the media landscape is constantly changing.” 0

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Alex Ross, New Yorker music columnist and author of Listen To This, is interviewed for The Browser.

November 14, 2011

Something Out of Something 0

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BOMB Magazine is collaborating with Farrar, Straus & Giroux to commence their “Something Out of Something” design contest. Participating designers, writers, and artists are invited to “draw inspiration from the written work of Israeli short story writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret to create visual art of their own.” Winners will receive $500, a personalized copy […]

November 14, 2011

“Go home to your parents, you losers.” 0

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Frank Miller, penman of renowned comics like 300 and Sin City, is the latest author to take on Occupy Wall Street. His sentiments are much less kind than Lemony Snicket‘s.

November 14, 2011

BW on Borders 1

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Two months after the last Borders store closed its doors, Business Week takes an in depth look at the reasons for its demise.