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October 28, 2012

Empty America Series 0

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Director Ross Ching was so inspired by photographer Matt Logue’s “Empty LA” project, he decided to expand the idea. What’s resulted is the ongoing Empty America series, whose first two installments depict Seattle and San Francisco without any humans present. Coming up: Washington D.C. and New York City.

October 28, 2012

Recommended Reading: Sunday Special 0

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Recommended Reading: “Harley” by Lightning Rods author Helen DeWitt.

October 28, 2012

Do Not Pass Go. 0

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Christopher Ketcham takes Harper’s readers through the “antimonopolist history” of Monopoly, “the world’s most popular board game.”

October 28, 2012

Film Time with Steve 1

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Looking for something to watch this weekend? Steve Buscemi’s ranked his top ten films in the Criterion Collection.

October 27, 2012

Kuala Lumpur Timelapse 0

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It’s been a while since I’ve linked to a really gorgeous timelapse video, so here’s Rob Whitworth’s wonderful look at Kuala Lumpur.

October 27, 2012

Benefits Does Have a Nicer Ring to It 1

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In its treatment of the poor, Britain may be “going back to the Middle Ages,” says Booker repeat winner Hilary Mantel. Indeed, she explains, “In some respects … Cromwell lived in a more enlightened time.” And she’s not the only high profile UK author to come to the side of government welfare these days. In […]

October 27, 2012

Recommended Reading: Saturday Special 0

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Recommended Reading: “Gregory’s Year” by Gospel of Anarchy author Justin Taylor.

October 27, 2012

The Room Moves Without Moving 0

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The music video for “Sweater” by Belgian indie outfit Willow relies on an impressive balance of timing, treadmill coordination, projection, and camera-work. A lot of ground is covered in a single room. It’s positively crazy. You might even say it’s virtual insanity. (Sorry I’m not sorry.)

October 27, 2012

The litigation is never dead. It’s not even past. 2

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Last Thursday, Faulkner Literary Rights, the company controlling William Faulkner’s works, proved two things by suing Sony Pictures Classics: 1) that they finally got around to seeing Midnight In Paris (2011); and 2) that they’re not down with Woody Allen’s decision to include two of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s lines in Owen Wilson’s dialogue.

October 26, 2012

“A long, rich and lust-filled tradition” 0

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In the Paris of the late 19th century, the courtesan was “an essential part of the pecking order,” writes Heather Hartley at the Tin House blog.