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Mixed-Up Tweeters, and Other News

April 22, 2013 | by

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  • E. L. Konigsburg, author of beloved children’s titles The View from Saturday, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, and, most famously, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, has died, at eighty-three.
  • Speaking of people in museums past closing hours, Whitey Bulger is the subject of another book. (Considering he is “known to be a book reader,” maybe he won’t mind too much.)
  • In other Boston news, The New Yorker talks literature, violence, and the Caucasus in light of last week’s tragic events.
  • And in case you missed this informative memo to tweeters: Chechens are not from the Czech Republic.
  • The 2012 LA Times Book Prize winners have been announced.



A Tsunami of Pages, #OccupyGaddis

June 20, 2012 | by

Guy Laramee’s paper landscapes.

A cultural news roundup.

  • Want to know the books Whitey Bulger would have taken to the grave?
  • Paper landscapes, a tsunami of pages—this is extreme editing.
  • Be Kind to Books Club. Some propaganda never gets old.
  • Self-promotion knows no boundaries.
  • “You can’t turn Infinite Jest into a two-hour play. You can’t put it on a conventional stage. And you can’t send your audience away without at least a small dose of pain.”
  • A giant squid invades Paris in Fiona Apple’s new music video.
  • R.I.P. Gitta Sereny.
  • The conspiracy is alive: find a Thomas Pynchon “Trystero” near you.
  • Twilight is not an acceptable nomination.
  • Paging Jonathan Franzen. #OccupyGaddis begins now!
  • Flannery O’Connor reads “A Good Man is Hard to Find” in a rare 1959 recording.
  • What happens when you leave a group of boys around art? The sculptor Eva Rothschild finds out.