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August 16, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Waldman, Kline 0

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A pair of debuts are making waves this week. Amy Waldman’s The Submission ponders an alternate present in which a Muslim man is the anonymous winner of the search for a design to build the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero. Ernest Kline’s Player One is a “genre-busting,” pop culture-infused take on the virtual reality future […]

August 16, 2011

Films You Haven’t Seen Yet…The Sequel! 7

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You might think that Real Steel 2 is an exception. You might think that, even by the standards of Hollywood conservatism gone mad, work on Real Steel 2 is a damning, individual act of hubris. But it’s far from the only example.

August 15, 2011

The Awl’s Poetry Section 0

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Poet Mark Bibbins is the author of The Dance of No Feelings, and he is also the poetry editor for The Awl. So far he’s published poems from Michael Shiavo, Rebecca Keith, Ben Lerner, and many others.

August 15, 2011

“Beck has published nine books since 2008” 0

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Laurie Winer‘s exploration of Glenn Beck‘s literary career is sure to raise some eyebrows.

August 15, 2011

Gay Talese Has His Own Lapel Shape 0

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Put This On is a “web series about dressing like a grown up.” In their seventh episode, they drop by the Corduroy Appreciation Club’s annual meeting, and they also check out Gay Talese‘s closet.

August 15, 2011

The E-Reader of Sand: The Kindle and the Inner Conflict Between Consumer and Booklover 61

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It occurred to me that Borges would have been thrilled and horrified in equal measure by the Kindle. In fact, in a weird way, he sort of invented it.

August 14, 2011

All the Pretty Horses 0

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There’s a quiet war being waged against Wyoming’s wild horse population, reports The Altantic‘s Andrew Cohen.

August 14, 2011

Curated Book Lists 0

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New York City’s iconic Strand bookstore features prominent authors’ curated book collections on their website. Here’s Jennifer Egan‘s. Here’s Art Spiegelman‘s.

August 13, 2011

Against Writers’ Houses 0

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April Bernard is not a fan of Writers’ Houses because she does not believe the “private life, even of the dead, is ours to plunder.” Earlier this year, our own Luke Epplin also noted some of the limitations of Writers’ Houses.

August 13, 2011

Bert and Ernie’s Wedding Plans 0

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Sesame Workshop has released an official statement to address calls for Bert and Ernie to marry each other.