“Typically my writing prompt is nothing fancy—just your basic same old, same old. Fear of death.” Lydia Millet shares on artist Dimitri Kozyrev.
An abstract from Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip, a new book to be published next month, is available at the Guardian.
Not shocking that there is so much Spike Jonze stuff on this one, since I’m guessing he and Eggers are probably attached at the hip these days. Naturally this is all very good stuff, as all of the Wholphin series seem to be.
All the info (courtesy of McSweeney’s e mail robot), is after the trailer.
Wholphin No 9 features three, hilarious, never-before-seen short films by Spike Jonze; Joseph Gordon-Levitts adaptation of Elmore Leonards short story, “Sparks,” starring Carla Gugino and Eric Stoltz; the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “La Corona,” about a high-stakes beauty pageant in a Colombian womens prison; an incredibly rare and candid glimpse into the life of a Mormon fundamentalist who shares a husband with her younger biological sister; the Jury Prize-winning short from Cannes; Caveh Zahedi; meteorites; motordromes; acting lesson orgasms; films from Belgium, France, Germany, Australia and Japan, and much more.
If you really want to know what I want for Hannukah, go over to Propnomicon and pick me up some gear from Miskatonic University. Because nothing says Jewish holiday like H.P. Lovecraft. (Thanks Jacket Copy)
- Sooo, the 50 Cent “Self-help book”, The 50th Law, will quote “Malcolm X, Miles Davis, Sun Tzu, François de la Rochefoucauld, Machiavelli, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Thucydides, Dostoyevsky, Charlie Parker, and Baron de Montesquieu“. That sounds kinda awesome I think?
- If you want a really funny schill for your new book, might we suggest Jon Stewart? Oh, it would seem that Josh Lieb already figured that out.
- This bite on Bukowski and his computer begs the question: “Would Chuck have blogged?”
- Thurston hearts The Who, but he hates iPod’s. Even though I am pretty sure I have seen him playing with an iPhone before, I guess iPods are totally different.
Wild Things Gossip
Breaking! Libba Bray picks “Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers as one of her songs in her turn at Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes”. This makes us like her even more.
- Yesterday was the 160th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death. We failed by not making mention of this. January Magazine did not make the same mistake.
- I don’t even eat meat, but I am totally in support of the blog Save the Deli putting out a a book.
- Michael Crichton’s widow wants a bunch of money. She’s sad because has so far only received two million dollars.