Curiosities

November 2, 2011

Biblioracle 0

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John Warner is the author of Funny Man and the occasional Millions article. He is also… The Biblioracle! and he wants you to be one, too.

November 1, 2011

The Movie That Ate Itself 0

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Have some free time today? Might I suggest reading Michael Idov‘s GQ article “The Movie That Ate Itself.” Not convinced? I’ll let the story’s description speak for itself: “Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian […]

November 1, 2011

The Originals Series 0

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux will team up with GQ for something called “The Originals Series.” The series, as stated in a blog post from FSG’s digital marketing manager, will consist of “authors and musicians in conversation, hosted by David Rees (Get Your War On, Artisanal Pencil Sharpening, Kale City), in an intimate West Village loft […]

November 1, 2011

Charter Schools 0

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Diane Ravitch takes on the documentary Waiting for Superman in the “Myth of Charter Schools” for The New York Review of Books.

November 1, 2011

Barnes & Noble to Go the Way of Borders 3

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According to a report for The Wall Street Journal (paywall), Barnes & Noble will be lessening its floor space allotted to traditional books in order to make way for more Nook displays. Over at Melville House’s blog, MobyLives, publisher Dennis Johnson speculates that this move could signify the end of the road for Barnes & […]

November 1, 2011

Findings 1

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Is Findings.com a “social network that may actually make you smarter”?

November 1, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Didion, Freud, Obreht 0

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This week’s big book release is Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights. Also out is Esther Freud’s Lucky Break and new in paperback, Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife (our review).

October 31, 2011

Felt Succeeds Where Words Fail 0

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Spike Jonze and Olympia Le-Tan collaborate on a short, creepy, bookish sex romp, animated in felt and set in Shakespeare and Company.  Via The Dish.

October 31, 2011

Occupy History 0

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Recommended reading for history buffs in favor of wealth redistribution: Occupy History.

October 31, 2011

Only A Bit, Though 0

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Fun fact: your e-reader gets heavier with each new book you add.