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September 28, 2011

Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson 0

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When Terry Gilliam adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp portrayed protagonist Raoul Duke. It became one of his most iconic roles. Now, thirteen years later, Depp will play protagonist Paul Kemp in Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary. You can check out the trailer here.

September 28, 2011

Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Low Price Kindle 2

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Amazon’s 7″ Kindle Fire tablet will sell for $199 — less than half the cost of Apple’s cheapest iPad. The color, touch-screen tablet will run Google’s Android software and have access to Amazon’s app store, streaming movies and TV shows. Additionally, Amazon’s announced the launch of the $99 Kindle Touch, and has reduced the price […]

September 28, 2011

The Role of Art and Artists in Contemporary Cultural Activism 0

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In conjunction with the new documentary film “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” (reviewed by our own Bill Morris last week), New York’s Third Streaming Gallery will be hosting a conversation on the role of art and artists in contemporary cultural activism. The discussion will be held tonight at 7pm, and it will include Rico Gaston, […]

September 28, 2011

Investigated Havana 0

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In the most recent New York Magazine, Conner Gorry takes a look some of the economic transitions affecting Havana, Cuba. Meanwhile, for Guernica, Julia Cooke delves into the city’s epicurean black market.

September 28, 2011

Very Bad Things: A Pessimistic Reading List 15

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Troubling works of fiction for troubled times.

September 28, 2011

Journeys to the Past: André Aciman’s Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere 2

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Aciman views the places he visits – Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Tuscany, and New York, among other locales – not with the wondering, landmark-seeking eye of a tourist, but with the speculative, assessing eye of a potential resident.

September 27, 2011

An Interview With Helen DeWitt 0

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Helen DeWitt talks to Bookforum about the origins of her long (as in really long!)-awaited second novel, Lightning Rods.

September 27, 2011

Let Me Stand Next To Your Cahiers 0

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The NYRB Blog offers a selection from Animalinside, the very cool collaboration between illustrator Max Neumann and the great Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai. Colm Toibin provides an introduction.

September 27, 2011

Publishing Dystopia? 0

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Scott Esposito looks into Jesse Ball‘s The Curfew and sees evidence of the limitations of minimalism…and marketing.

September 27, 2011

West Hollywood Library Auction 0

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In addition to signed first editions and fancy restaurant dinners, the silent auction for West Hollywood’s new library included a special-edition signature mattress set.