Curiosities

May 3, 2012

If Nobel Laureates Wrote for Home Depot 0

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The Paris Review presents a spread of paint chips “sourced from the colors in literature.”

May 2, 2012

An Evening With The Millions 0

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This Sunday, come out to the KGB Bar and meet The Millions! A pile of staffers including C. Max Magee, Garth Risk Hallberg, Emily St. John Mandel, Sonya Chung, and yours truly will be there, and a good number of them will be reading their work. The event even ends by nine, so you can […]

May 2, 2012

Recommended Single Sentence Animation 0

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You may have heard us mention Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading project recently. It’s a great new venture in which short stories are selected by other prominent writers — and it’s recently surpassed its fundraising goal. Now, they’ve even combined the project with one of their most beloved classics: Single Sentence Animation. Check out this little […]

May 2, 2012

Shirley Clarke Project Commences 0

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Shirley Clarke, older sister of Elaine Dundy (who wrote Millions favorite The Dud Avocado), was an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. If you’re curious about her work, you’ll be happy to learn that Milestone Films will soon begin their Shirley Clarke Project by releasing her restored documentaries, and on Friday, May 4th, they’ll be releasing her first […]

May 2, 2012

Fun Fact: Emily’s Not Keen on Time Travel 0

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Jason Rice interviewed our own Emily St. John Mandel yesterday. They talk about her new book, The Lola Quartet, which celebrates its One Day Old birthday today.

May 2, 2012

Music Writing Set to Music: Genius 0

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Christopher R. Weingarten’s long Spin essay about Lana Del Rey, Cults, and “a multitude of mostly female-led indie heartachers” is one of the best things you’ll read this week. It’s also, as a matter of fact, one of the best multimedia integrations of Spotify I’ve seen in a while. More of this, please.

May 2, 2012

Jack White Gets Interviewed By Buzz Aldrin 0

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Jack White is so impossibly cool that, when he asked Buzz Aldrin to be his interviewer in the latest issue of Interview magazine… the former astronaut obliged.

May 2, 2012

Must’ve Been a “Ruff” Proofread 0

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Aspiring authors, take note. If you want to sell your latest book, grow another set of legs, some fur, and bark adorably. That’s what earned Uggie, the dog from The Artist, his forthcoming memoir, Uggie: My Story. Suddenly, our dog-book pun-a-thon from a while back seems prescient.

May 1, 2012

Anything that helps you to see. Anything that makes you look 0

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On Flannery O’ Connor’s practice of making visual art, and how the habits of an artist informed her sensibility as a writer.

May 1, 2012

Northrop Frye… “a prodigy whose promise was entirely fulfilled.” 0

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The latest issue of the University of Toronto Magazine has an informative, if slightly hagiographical, tribute to the literary critic Northrop Frye. This year marks a century since his birth.