Curiosities

November 10, 2011

Rewiring the Real 0

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Tonight at Columbia: A conversation with Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and most recently Super Sad True Love Story. Moderated by McKenzie Wark, professor of media and cultural studies at The New School and author of Gamer Theory. “Rewiring the Real” at 6:30 P.M.

November 10, 2011

Perry’s “Oops” 0

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“Oops is everything that Perry could not do if he still wanted to be President.” What you missed while not watching last night’s Republican Debate in Detroit.

November 9, 2011

The Books They Gave Me 0

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It’s voyeuristic, confessional, cathartic, and sometimes downright funny. It’s The Books They Gave Me, a Tumblr where people share the books their exes gave as gifts.

November 9, 2011

Self Publishing Textbooks 0

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A Minnesota high school is saving money on textbooks… by writing its own.

November 9, 2011

Franzen on HBO’s The Corrections 0

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Jonathan Franzen dishes about the forthcoming HBO adaptation of The Corrections.

November 9, 2011

Into the Snow 0

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Amy Henry reviews Gennady Aygi‘s Into the Snow for HTMLGiant.

November 9, 2011

RIP Joe Frazier 0

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The sports world lost a legend this week in Joe Frazier. In honor of Smokin’ Joe’s indelible mark on the sport of boxing, Byliner has gathered thirteen great stories on the sweet science. Also worth reading is George Plimpton‘s classic Sports Illustrated story on the Frazier vs. George Foreman fight in Kingston.

November 9, 2011

A Murmuration of Starlings 1

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Also the name of a beautiful book of poetry by Jake Adam York, a group of starlings is known as a “murmuration.” One could make the case that the birds are America’s most literary. Each of the hundreds of millions of European starlings currently inhabiting North America is a descendant of the approximately 100 birds […]

November 9, 2011

The International Literary Film Festival 0

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“The International Literary Film Festival (InLiFiFe) shows films from around the world that are about literature.” The festival will commence in Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater on Monday, November 14th, at 7:30 pm with Luca Dipierro and Michael Kimball‘s 60 Writers / 60 Places.

November 9, 2011

Soda Series 0

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Tonight at 7pm in Prospect Heights’ Soda Bar: the 10th installment of the Soda Series. Short readings followed by conversation from Roberta Allen, Robin Grearson, John Haskell, and Kirsten Kaschock. The conversations will be moderated by John Dermot Woods and Greg Gerke. The Series also has a Facebook page.