Bites: Bookslut on Tao Lin, Tao Lin on Bookslut review, J.R.R. Tolkien’s family are gonna get paid, more Proust, Generation X playlists, more

Bookslut reviews Shoplifting From American Apparel.  Tao Lin calls this review ‘damning’  via his Twitter. Everything is totally cool between the heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and HarperCollins.  (Thanks Vulture) New Yorker weighs in on Times Square vs. The High Line Sarkozy had more in common with Napoleon than you thought. (Thanks The Awl) Chicago Subtext asks: “What book would Oprah never, ever pick as a book club selection? Why?”  I sat long and hard on this one, and came up […]

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Bites: Marjane Satrapi on Iranian election, studying Big Lebowski, guerrilla readings and Grizzly Bear dudes)

Marjane Satrapi (illustrator, and author of book and movie Persepolis) and Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, presented a document that states that “liberal cleric and former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi came second in the election with a total of 13.3 million votes, while president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third with only 5.49 million votes” according to this site. You don’t know it yet, but you new favorite blog is “Awful Library Books“ Arthur on a guerrilla reading in NYC The New Yorker […]

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