Curiosities

September 29, 2011

Zooey Deschanel on New Girl 0

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Every Wednesday, Vanity Fair bloggers dissect Zooey Deschanel’s performance on New Girl and quantify each quirk as “adorkable” or “tweepulsive.”

September 29, 2011

Men of the Stacks 0

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A group of male librarians is “attempting to overthrow the cliché of the bespectacled, permanently shushing female library worker” with the publication of a Calendar Girls-style calendar, Men of the Stacks.

September 29, 2011

Zuccotti Park: Day 10 0

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An n+1 writer revisits Zuccotti Park to find Michael Moore reporting for MSNBC on the tenth day of the protest against financial inequity.

September 29, 2011

Asian American Literary Review Launch Party 0

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The Asian American Literary Review is releasing their Special Issue Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11 with a launch party this Friday at 7pm in downtown New York at Alwan for the Arts. The 350-page(!) issue has interviews, essays, and first person testimony on 9/11 by South/Asian and Arab American contributors — including Kazim […]

September 29, 2011

Susan Orlean in Los Angeles 0

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New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean sits down with L.A. Times Jacket Copy to talk about her new book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Orlean also discusses her dogs and her family’s recent move to Los Angeles.

September 28, 2011

Michael Lewis Goes to the Movies (Again) 0

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Michael Lewis has been tapped by Warner Brothers to adapt his first book Liar’s Poker for the big screen. This will be the third movie based on one of Lewis’ books.

September 28, 2011

Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson 0

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When Terry Gilliam adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp portrayed protagonist Raoul Duke. It became one of his most iconic roles. Now, thirteen years later, Depp will play protagonist Paul Kemp in Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary. You can check out the trailer here.

September 28, 2011

Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Low Price Kindle 2

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Amazon’s 7″ Kindle Fire tablet will sell for $199 — less than half the cost of Apple’s cheapest iPad. The color, touch-screen tablet will run Google’s Android software and have access to Amazon’s app store, streaming movies and TV shows. Additionally, Amazon’s announced the launch of the $99 Kindle Touch, and has reduced the price […]

September 28, 2011

The Role of Art and Artists in Contemporary Cultural Activism 0

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In conjunction with the new documentary film “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” (reviewed by our own Bill Morris last week), New York’s Third Streaming Gallery will be hosting a conversation on the role of art and artists in contemporary cultural activism. The discussion will be held tonight at 7pm, and it will include Rico Gaston, […]

September 28, 2011

Investigated Havana 0

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In the most recent New York Magazine, Conner Gorry takes a look some of the economic transitions affecting Havana, Cuba. Meanwhile, for Guernica, Julia Cooke delves into the city’s epicurean black market.