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October 25, 2011

OWS Drummers Quiet Down 0

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Last night at the General Assembly, the working group of drummers, Pulse, in a spirit of conciliation and generosity, brought forward a proposal to limit their drumming from 12 to 2 and 4 to 6 pm only.

October 25, 2011

Pirates Write Books Too 0

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Actor Mackenzie Crook (think tall, gangly pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean) tells Telegraph WordUp! Festival that writing his first children’s book, The Windvale Sprites, was the most nerve-wracking test of his career.

October 25, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Murakami, Jobs, Nadas, Millet, Kahneman 0

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It’s another huge week for new releases. Happy Murakami day! Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited 1Q84 is finally here – look for our review tomorrow, as is Walter Isaacson’s headline-making biography of Steve Jobs. Also out is another massive and hotly anticipated work in translation (1152 pages!), Hungarian Peter Nadas’s Parallel Stories. Lydia Millet has a new […]

October 25, 2011

Genius At Work: Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods 13

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Shout it from the rooftops, people! Helen DeWitt is back!

October 25, 2011

Celebrating St. Crispin’s Day 8

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We need more literary holidays. For what it’s worth, I want to claim today (October 25) for readers. Who’s with me?

October 24, 2011

Outkube 0

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The Onion‘s tired of incendiary comments left by trolls reading their articles. (Who isn’t?) So the publication has created Outkube, a “decoy website” rife with troll-bait. It’s hysterical. Elsewhere, they’ve started curating a list of people who just don’t get the joke.

October 24, 2011

Norman Rush Excerpt and Appearance 2

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Millions contributor Magdalena Edwards just published a piece on Norman Rush in The LA Review of Books. It includes the first published excerpt from his forthcoming novel Subtle Bodies, which will be released in 2013. Additionally, Rush will read in a rare appearance at the Hammer Museum in Westwood tomorrow.

October 24, 2011

Occupy and Occupy! 0

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As the various Occupy protests endure another week, Todd Gitlin‘s excellent piece in the LA Review of Books is an eloquent exploration of what the movement means. Across the country, Brooklyn-based n+1‘s ambitious gazette, Occupy!, is available for free download (PDF).

October 24, 2011

Brandwashed 0

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“The average American three-year-old can recognize 100 brands,” says prominent advertising and marketing guru Martin Lindstrom. Are we being Brandwashed? For The New York Times, Steven Heller tracks the history of corporate symbols and branding.

October 24, 2011

Steve Jobs 0

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60 Minutes aired a great overview of Walter Isaacson‘s bestselling (yet just released today) Steve Jobs biography. The book was also reviewed by Janet Maslin for The New York Times.