Borders files for bankruptcy. The Borders Twitter says: Gatsby gets the 8-bit treatment, but don’t forget about the video game for Waiting for Godot. The Guardian has an exclusive trailer for the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. Kyle Minor shares (more than) a few words about the most recent issue of The New Yorker. Seriously, is this the best issue to come out in the last few years? Everybody loves it. Jon Glaser’s talks about his dead dad […]
Posted by Jason Diamond On January 1st, F Scott Fitzgerald’s copyright on his body of work expired. Will somebody use that as a chance to create a new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Jane Slayre? It seems unlikely, says Daniel Morgan at Monocle. Update: The New York Times gives a pre-defense of Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby film
At Salon: Want to drink where famous writers got drunk? Here is another handy guide. At Vulture: Baz Luhrmann says his upcoming film version of Gatsby might be in 3D. At The Millions: C. Max Magee recalls reading Huck Finn for the first time. At The New Yorker: Bob Odenkirk writes about his great abs.
Posted by Nick Curley On their site, New York magazine asks: “Should They Even Be Making Another Great Gatsby Movie?” Which given the book’s adaptation track record seems not unlike asking, “Are Venereal Diseases Necessary?” That said, their comments-section-call-to-arms does stir up a few chilling notes:
Weekend Bites: The Whale Reviewed, Hitchens on Animal Farm, Shields on Colbert, PJ Harvey Doing Zoetrope, and More
Philip Hoare’s The Whale is reviewed. Christopher Hitchens revisits Animal Farm. David Shields meets Colbert Great Gatsby meets the NBA playoffs. New issue of Agriculture Reader is out. We interviewed the people behind it for their last issue. Kevin Sampsell made a bunch of videos of AWP. Bookworm interviews Elif Bautman. PJ Harvey is designing an upcoming issue of Zoetrope: All Story. Another guide for living like Holden Caulfield. Neutral Milk Hotel + ukulele =’s great happiness.