February 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Zora Neale Hurston, 1938. Photographer: Carl Van Vechten.
A cultural news roundup.
RIP, John Christopher.
Brighten your day! The world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Book (review) clubs.
The Rings of Saturn, coming to a theater near you.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, coming to a radio near you.
Amazon.com, coming to a store near you?
R. Crumb (among others) turns the Western canon into graphic novels.
David Foster Wallace’s keeper shelf.
Mona Lisa’s double.
Pirates of Lexicon Valley.
Bloomsbury Group antics: expensive.
“If you come, so what? If you don’t come, so what? Will Turkey lose prestige?” Auster v. Erdogan.
The museum of human gullibility.
“12 Globe-Shaped Foods. Top 10 Famous Buses. 40 Culturally Relevant Birds. 13 High-Tech Steampunk USB Flash Drives.” Why we like lists.