Black Friday Bites: Gatsby Christmas Tree, Sean Penn, Kate Zambreno’s Advice, Parquet Courts, Englander On Stage, And More

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Q: “What can women writers do to engage the men who are resistant to reading books by female writers?” A: “Refuse to fuck them? Can I say that on The Daily Beast?”  – Michele Filgate talks to Kate Zambreno at, you guessed it, The Daily Beast.

A Great Gatsby Christmas tree.

Judith Miller checks out the theatrical version of a Nathan Englander short story.

Sean Penn calls on the Academy to  acknowledge complicity in the Mccarthy-era witch hunt.

Parquet Courts  sign to What’s Your Rupture and immediately become one of our favorite bands.

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