Curiosities

October 8, 2011

Fright Night 0

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Canada’s famous Nightmares Fear Factory is setting the tone for Halloween with its hysterical Flickr stream of spooked guests.

October 8, 2011

Business v. Literature 1

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Have the literati really framed the way we think about capitalism by disparaging business practices? If so, Forbes‘ Bruce Upbin is asking readers for examples of books (other than Mildred Pierce) in which business is portrayed nicely.

October 7, 2011

The Primetime Magicians 2

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Jonathan Franzen and Chad Harbach aren’t the only two authors adapting their works for television. Lev Grossman is working on an hour-long Fox series based on his novel The Magicians.

October 7, 2011

The Visible Man Trailer 0

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The book trailer for Chuck Klosterman‘s The Visible Man is intense.

October 7, 2011

Literary Playlists (Again) 0

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A. A. Knopf and Doubleday publishers have gathered Spotify playlists by such notables as Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Erin Morgenstern, and a selection of songs and artists mentioned in Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84.

October 7, 2011

Librarians > Google 0

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A pretty nifty Neil Gaiman quotation appears on the floor of the Duke University Medical Center Library.

October 7, 2011

The Steve Jobs Memory 1

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As a result of Wednesday night’s tragic news, the release date of Walter Isaacson‘s forthcoming Steve Jobs has been pushed forward to October 24th. It already holds the #1 spot on Amazon.

October 6, 2011

Updated Advice Classics 0

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Two advice classics, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and Emily Post’s Etiquette, have been updated for the era of Facebook and Google Plus.

October 6, 2011

Murakami’s Translator 0

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Jay Rubin, who spent a year and a half translating the first two books of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, has some interesting things to say about the prolific author.

October 6, 2011

Writer Casting Call 0

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Filmmaker and author Morgan Spurlock posted a casting call for writers who have failed to write the next Great American Novel. Spurlock will choose a few lucky failures from the New York area to feature in an upcoming documentary series.