Curated articles for you to peruse.
“The Apatow-Mumblecore connection”-Slate
“Annie Leibovitz’s Ghosts”-New Yorker Culture Desk
“The History of Alcoholism on TV: From Comedy to Empathy”-The Atlantic
Young Earnest Hemmingway by Nathan Heller-Slate
The art of designing memorials-Los Angeles Times
The future of publishing-The Daily Beast
“Why Finish TV Shows?” by June Thomas (Slate)
“TV’s Black Sitcom Problem”-Salon
“Art Museum Giving It the Old College Try”-NY Times
Would you pay extra to live in John Updike’s house?
TV-The new vehicle for literary adaptation
The Daily Beast’s Holiday Book Gift Guide
“Who will be the next great actor-director combo?”
Salon tells you why you should support your local indie bookstore
The future of urban design
Has food writing reached a “choke point”?
Brooklyn bishop seeks to ban the ‘Fire in My Belly’ video exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
“What happened to Irony?”
Ai Weiwei, artist and activist
The MTV of yore
Don’t expect to see Ryan Gosling acting at age e 46
The ‘real’ celebrity photog
The revival of artisanship
Music and the brain
“The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami”
June Thomas on why procedural shows are so gimmicky
Simon Doonan on the fashion of Occupy Wall Street
Constitutional issues in a California artists’ royalties suit
“Talking Literature, Time and Hype with Award Winning Author Jennifer Egan”
A story of a reluctant move to e-readers (“what happened when I abandoned print for pixels”)
5 things learned at NY’s Comic Con this Year
How Steve Jobs “married” tech and art
Steve Jobs’ contribution to design
7 ways Steve Jobs changed visual arts
Salon asks, is L.A. “the new culture capital”? (that’s just silly, but read about them trying)
Baryshnikov donates his memories
WSJ on “Ballet’s Gritty Inside Story”
LA Times-selected reader summer vacation photos
The 28 most frequently mispronounced fashion words
Ben Brantley discusses “An Eloquence in Groping for Words”
Slate on MOMA’s De Kooning retrospective
Degas-bigger than ballerinas
Ruth Reichl talks about Gilt Taste and the future of food journalism
Salon on HBO and how it revolutionized television
Monday, October 3rd:
“How to make History, Jane Eyre and superheroes funny”
Lose weight-lose the funny?
Arrested Development fans-rejoice!
Is fashion art?
Tuesday, September 27th:
10 fashion trends with longevity
Slate’s “El Cheapo Guide to Culture”
Best fall art exhibitions around the world
TV’s new favorite word (hint: it rhymes with ragina)
Friday, September 23rd:
The LES answer to the High Line
25 best animated films of all time (according to IGN Entertainment)
The Movie Title Stills Collection (this is kind of awesome)
Return of Polish paintings looted by Nazis in World War II
Thursday, September 22nd:
The Daily Beast lists new (off the beaten path) novels for Fall
Why all the fuss about Burning Man?
Wednesday, September 21st:
In defense of the graphic novel
Salon on Facebook’s new updates-(or “A tale as old as time-angry and confused social media users”)
California, get your culture act together!
Tuesday, September 20th:
This guy really didn’t enjoy the Emmys. (I kinda liked ‘em)
Valerie Frankel wants bestsellers to “drop dead”
How hard is it to get a cartoon into The New Yorker?
NYC couple builds a “boulder” house in Uruguay. Check it out. It’s pretty awesome.
Monday, September 19th:
The real Zoolanders
The pioneers of children’s literature
Craziest runway fashions of FW
Writers who don’t read (is it just me or is that really upsetting?)
Friday, September 16th:
Is Fall tv a step back for women?
The legacy of Nirvana/grunge music in Seattle
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Thursday, September 15th:
A blogger writes about the evolution of comedy since the late ’80s
The music of Fashion Week (NY Times)
How do you know you’re in a good restaurant? (Eatocracy-CNN)
The rise of the underground rapper
Wednesday, September 14th:
NY Times on why we read at all (this is really old, but interesting)
Salon on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s “Ringer” (our own review may be forthcoming once we wait to see if it just has pilotitis (crappy pilot syndrome)
Why do we listen to songs on repeat?
Burning Man Fashions
Tuesday, September 13th:
Slate’s Laura Moser on the “Yogoir” (yoga memoir)
WSJ presents some very “artistic” bookends
The controversial “My Name is Rachel Corrie”
Monday, September 12th:
EW lists the 20 best tv series finales
Slate on the design of the 9/11 memorial
Since this is a sister-run blog…Salon discusses sibling relationships
Friday, September 9th:
Slate’s Jessica Grose weighs in on the women in Fall’s TV lineup
NY times critic on where to eat in nyc
This would be AWESOME for the les mis film
Fashion’s Night Out highlights
Thursday, September 8th:
Bill Wyman of Slate on four must-see “9/11″ films
NY times “Modern Love” essay
These homes are tiny!
Sex-ed has dolls?
Friday, September 2nd:
NYT on fertility naivete
Slate on the poet Ben Jonson
Salon’s Laura Miller on Errol Morris’ new book
Wednesday, August 31st:
Can I get a six-figure return on my “erotic capital”?
Making broadway accessible to those on the autism spectrum
Why do onions make you cry? (and other kitchen mysteries)
Tuesday, August 30th:
The Golem is the new vampire
Atlantic‘s list of books to look out for
God, I hate (most) reality TV
Slate on Gawker v. Bill O’Reilly
Irene the wedding crasher
Monday, August 29th (the calm after the storm day):
Slate’s Christopher Hitchens on today’s religious politicians: Do they really believe?
The Daily Beast presents best 2011 VMA moments
Hell yeah I’ll make a movie with you, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Sunday, August 28th (“hurricane” day):
Times Sunday Magazine on Tennis Rivalries, if only for the Andy Samberg photo shoot
Salon asks a few authors what they read this summer
Times Sunday Book Review on the new Wendy Wasserstein biography
Slate on Why Semen Glows in the Dark