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January 12, 2012

Election Year Reading 0

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An election year is upon us, and at the Times, John Williams offers up some reading material for the months to come. Among the books mentioned is my favorite, Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72.

January 12, 2012

If You Could Hear A Book, This Is How It Would Look 3

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Chromatic documents a segment of today’s music scene by favoring exciting and important visual examples that contribute to a sensory overload that better represents the music than words or notes ever could on their own.

January 12, 2012

Editors on Deck 0

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Adweek engages in a little inside-baseball speculation, wondering who would be in line to take over at, say, the New Yorker if David Remnick were to step down and who might be next in line for Graydon Carter’s gig at Vanity Fair?

January 12, 2012

Comparing Hatchets 0

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The Omnivore has announced the shortlist for its the Hatchet Job of the Year Award, honoring “the author of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months.” Worthy candidates all, though we note that our review, written by Holloway McCandless, of Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall is perhaps even more trenchant than […]

January 12, 2012

Post-40 Bloomer: Stephen Wetta’s If Jack’s in Love 1

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It may have taken Stephen Wetta 56 years to learn to write like a twelve-year-old, but it was worth the wait.

January 11, 2012

The Hobbit, Animated 1

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Sure, the trailer for Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit got everyone talking, but it’s so three weeks ago. Here’s something really fresh: a twelve-minute “animatic” version of The Hobbit produced by legendary animator Gene Deitch in 1966.

January 11, 2012

“Everything is handmade.” 2

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Monologuist Mike Daisey was once devoted to Apple products. Then, one day, he “started to think, and that’s always a problem for any religion.” He began to question how his favorite products were put together, so he traveled to China with hopes of finding out. What he saw was shocking. If you own an Apple […]

January 11, 2012

My Hour of the Star: On Clarice Lispector 5

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Whether through direct address or the urban intensity and flat out strangeness of the prose, the reader cannot lurk behind the book’s spine, but rather is constantly called upon.

January 11, 2012

An Irish Take on the NYC Grid 0

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New York City’s municipal grid turns 200 this year. To commemorate, author and Year in Reading alumna Belinda McKeon notes the way New Yorkers utilize it as they “don’t wander so much as dart” from place to place.

January 11, 2012

Do They Accept Curiosities? 2

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Experimental literary magazine theNewerYork wants to “screw with your head.” They also want you to submit “short but challenging pieces” for publication.