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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.

October 24, 2011

The Shakespeare Oxford Society 1

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Unsurprisingly, the Oxfordian theory-inspired blockbuster Anonymous is ruffling some feathers in college English departments. The “Shakespeare Oxford Society,” of course, has a rejoinder.

October 24, 2011

The End of the End of the Frontier 3

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Americans don’t really look for Mexico in Mexico — they look for a more perfect America, at once free of materialism and more conducive to it.

October 24, 2011

The Last Slacker: Colson Whitehead’s Zone One 4

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In Zone One, as in the original Vietnam-era Living Dead movies, the underlying message seems to be that there is something very destructive in our culture…and it’s spreading.

October 23, 2011

Scariest Comic Books 0

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All October long, Comic Book Resources is featuring the scariest comic books of all-time, as suggested by readers. Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far.

October 23, 2011

B&N Partnership 0

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Boston-based online retailer Wayfair.com has authored a major deal with Barnes & Noble. Wayfair, which sells 4.5 million products on its own site, is teaming up with Barnes & Noble to showcase some 500,000 toys, kitchenwares and other goods on the book giant’s site.

October 23, 2011

The Illusion of Confidence 0

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Over-confident people enter into our lives in many forms: military planners, Wall Street investors, that chick shouting *NSYNC into the mic at the back of the bar. Daniel Kahneman’s new book Thinking, Fast and Slow, deals with this phenomenon of human nature. Read an excerpt here.