Afternoon Bites: Contrarian Takes On “The Hunger Games,” Television Rarities, “The Secret of Evil,” And More

Would you like a contrarian take on an acclaimed dystopian novel, and the cinematic adaptation of the same? Well, with respect to The Hunger Games,¬†Ned Vizzini has you covered. Warren Ellis on Mark Dery’s essay collection I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, which sounds fantastic. Bill Morris on one-word book titles, at The Millions. Bryan Waterman links to some unreleased Television songs. Alison Bechdel is interviewed by June Thomas at Slate. J.P. Smith on Roberto Bolano’s The Secret of Evil. […]

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Taking Cues From Alex Ross: Brief Notes on “Inuksuit”

Posted by Tobias Carroll Earlier today*, I went to the Park Avenue Armory to see the indoor premiere of John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit. This was part of the Tune-In Festival; I’d also seen Friday’s powerLESS, and have resolved to listen much more to the work of eighth blackbird from now on. I became intrigued by Adams’s music after reading this Alex Ross profile; this evening’s performance was the first time I’d seen any of his works live.

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