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December 19, 2011

“The zeitgeist of OWS is print.” 0

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Rachel Hurn, our other Curiosities blogger, has written a round-up of the recent Verso Books / n+1 Occupy! launch party.

December 19, 2011

A Year in Reading: Nuruddin Farah 1

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Fridjonsson claims that in his travels he has seen the universe, which according to him, “is made of poetry.” Baldur, meanwhile, kills the fox, consumes its heart, and wears its fur.

December 19, 2011

“That’s how George got his glass eye.” 0

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On George Kimball and “the two-fisted, one-eyed misadventures of sportswriting’s last badass.”

December 19, 2011

Calvin’s Snow Sculptures: Animated 0

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Some of the most enduring images from Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes series are Calvin’s disturbing snow sculptures. Apparently, Jim Frommeyer and Teague Chrystie agree, and so they crafted this lovely video tribute just in time for the holidays. (via)

December 19, 2011

“If there was ever a people that knew how to handle a hangover, surely it is we.” 0

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John Banville looks at the “persistently grim cheerfulness” of the Irish people.

December 19, 2011

The Notebook Takes the Stage 0

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Nicholas Sparks is working on a Broadway musical adaptation of The Notebook. The question this raises, of course, is whether or not current internet meme-célèbre Ryan Gosling will reprise his starring role.

December 19, 2011

A Year in Reading: Matthew Gallaway 0

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By the end it’s almost impossible not to feel deficient for being anything but a poet/lesbian, and specifically anyone but Eileen Myles.

December 19, 2011

Beach Boys Reunite 1

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“Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long,” crooned Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The song went on to become the title of Wilson’s autobiography. Now, over half a century later, the crew is finally older, and fans hoping […]

December 19, 2011

A Year In Reading: Jane Alison 1

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To read NOX is like unwinding an ancient scroll, or following a frieze around the porch of a temple, or tracing a history twisting down a column, or walking through a house in Pompeii…

December 18, 2011

Start Something New 0

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A Betsy Lerner follower asks Betsy what to do when you hit the wall at page 60 of your novel–of every novel you try to write. Betsy’s answer? Try novellas.