August 17, 2011 | by Sadie Stein
A cultural news roundup.
Just Kids gets the big-screen treatment.
So does Tolkien.
Kathryn Stockett triumphs in court (as well as at the movies).
Need an alternative to The Help? Try Welty.
“As a kid I would get my parents to drop me off at my local library on their way to work during the summer holidays and I would walk home at night. For several years I read the children’s library until I finished the children’s library. Then I moved into the adult library and slowly worked my way through them. With the kids’ library I did it alphabetically but I discovered I couldn't do that with the adult one because there were too many big boring books to read, so I did it by interesting covers.”
A tribute to Wendy Wasserstein.
Amazon moves in on publishing with first “major” deal.
The next best thing to a vacation? Reading about a vacation.
The movies may be complete, and the books long finished, but Harry Potter fans need not despair: Pottermore launches in October.
The case for spoilers!
Who’s your favorite deliciously awful fictional character?
Bookstores clear a “Rick Perry” section.
“Ah ha! I’ve finally put my finger on a concrete reason for my lingering, irrational, doubtless soon-to-be-jettisoned prejudice against e-readers.”