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Jul 3

Falling in love costs you friends

You guys, love actually is all around. Or at least, you know, fandom.
(Spotted on the way to the uptown 6 Bleecker street stop)

You guys, love actually is all around. Or at least, you know, fandom.

(Spotted on the way to the uptown 6 Bleecker street stop)

Happy Holidays! From my lunatic family to yours. 

Happy Holidays! From my lunatic family to yours. 

Batcat. 

Batcat. 

vintageanchorbooks:

Canadian authors Alice Munro (left) and Margaret Atwood (right) share a drink at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC to celebrate Munro’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature. (via Twitter/Margaret Atwood)

vintageanchorbooks:

Canadian authors Alice Munro (left) and Margaret Atwood (right) share a drink at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC to celebrate Munro’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature. (via Twitter/Margaret Atwood)

The Drowned Man, first visit recap

Forgive these several thousand words of self-indulgence, but it’s a way of keeping (more of) my friends from telling me to STFU about this show.

I have a confession: I saw Sleep No More and didn’t like it. Although I can absolutely understand how it became the phenomenon it is, and how people become so enthralled by the show, I spent too much time where the action wasn’t and was frustrated by following characters whose actions didn’t resonate with me. While I was impressed by the show’s overall scope and the amount of detail that goes into the set dressing, I was really hoping for something…more. (To be fair, I’m going back, and most of the reason why is that when I got home and started reading how veteran SNM fans interpret the show, I felt like I had missed out with my experience.)

Due mostly to lucky timing, none of my reservations regarding SNM applied to The Drowned Man.

Spoilers below the jump

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Aug 1

Adaptations

From Playbill.com, about Ethan Hawke starring in a movie version of Cymbeline:

Hawke, who played the title role in a modern-day film adaptation of Hamletdirected by Almereyda in 2000, will also star in “Cymbeline,” which will stage Shakespeare’s love story against the backdrop of a war between corrupt policemen and drug-dealing bikers.

Deadline.com reports the movie has been described as “Sons of Anarchy” meets “ROMEO + JULIET.”

Yikes. Who said yes at any point to any of that, let alone all of it.

Glitter is like the herpes of crafts.

- AG

Jun 3

"Gamification"

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/travel/lets-play-making-travel-a-game.html?hpw&_r=0

I couldn’t get through all of “Super Sad True Love Story” because I found it too shrill, but the part of the article above describing American Airlines’ pairing up with Klout to reward people with higher “social points” makes me think Shteyngart’s social predictions might not be too far off the mark.

“Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”  -The Wizard of Oz

Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”  -The Wizard of Oz