Drawing Holden Caulfield and the people in his life. (Via Literary Kicks)
- Rachel Shukert talks about Oprah’s new Hasidic friends at Tablet.
- Jon Cotner and crew walk through several NYC neighborhoods armed only with “one-line utterances that replace urban anonymity with affection” for BMW Guggenheim Labs.
- The John Keats connection to now-retired NFL running back Rickey Williams, at The Classical.
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The 25-room Colonial Revival mansion built in 1902 on Long Island’s Gold Coast and thought to be the inspiration behind a F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, has been turned into a pile of rubble so a bunch of McMansions could be built where it once stood.
I hope the ghost of Daisy Buchanan haunts the people who end up moving there.
Thanks to our pals at Lit Drift for this.
My experiences with Baz Luhrmann films:
1996: took my high school girlfriend to see Romeo + Juliet, hated the movie, and got no play.
2002: got drunk and fell asleep watching Moulin Rouge, but had “Lady Marmalade” stuck in my head for days.
Today, 2010: It was announced last month that Luhrmann acquired the rites to The Great Gatsby and I’m just now reading about this???
Tomorrow, 2010: I will wake up the same bitter and jaded bastard that I am today, only I will have fully comprehended what I learned the day prior and will be forced to accept it.
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