May 15 2009

Whoa.

I'm no fan of book desecration, but this is amazing:It seems to be part of a series of promotional images for a bookstore in the Czech Republic. I'm not sure how it's made, or even if it's a real ...

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May 15 2009

Holy moly.

Chuck Bass is going to play Heathcliff?!?Bwahahaha!

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May 14 2009

Mystery solved

Speaking of movies, I've been wondering how Hollywood is going to turn Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction bestseller Blink into a movie, and now I know: they're going to ignore 99% of their source mate...

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May 14 2009

Philip K. Dick heads to the big screen... yet again.

According to TheHollywoodReporter, the next Philip K. Dick novel to score a film adaptation will be his 1974 novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. I've never read this book, but the article inc...

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May 13 2009

Midnight Secretary sequel in the works

AnimeNewsNetwork is reporting that Tomu Ohmi is planning a one-shot follow-up to her hugely popular Midnight Secretary* manga, which ended this month. This 36-page story, entitled "Midnight Butle...

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May 13 2009

New York manga fans take note!

In a bit of totally random news, the New York City Macy's store is having a Fruits Basket event. According to the press release:Fruits Basket, the world's # 1 shojo manga, is coming to Macys! [Th...

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May 12 2009

The Princess and the Frog

Trailer's up for the new Disney movie, fairytale fans:

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May 12 2009

The wit and wisdom of Mary Bennet

Amanda Grange, author of the novel Mr. Darcy's Diary, pictured at right (not to be confused with this Mr. Darcy's Diary), has written a delightful collection of diary entries featuring Miss Mary B...

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May 11 2009

Books at work

Home decor blog Apartment Therapy has featured a lot of book-related pictures, links, and ideas lately. There's a post on making floating bookshelves that won't damage your books, an image of a bo...

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May 11 2009

Keanu Reeves as Dr. Jekyll?

...dude.Not content with ruining my beloved Cowboy Bebop, ComingSoon.net is reporting that Keanu Reeves will be bringing his uniquely wooden charm to an upcoming film adaptation of Robert Louis St...

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May 8 2009

Class act

In a truly classy gesture*, Jean Schulz (wife of the late Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts) has donated one million dollars towards renovating Sullivant Hall, the future home of the Cartoon Libr...

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May 8 2009

Recycling: Jane Austen edition

Oooh, forum posters at the Republic of Pemberley have dug up several photos of the upcoming film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. I don't understand why they cast Johnny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightl...

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May 7 2009

Fellow pop science geeks take note!

Oooooh, paleontologist Peter Ward (author of the awesome non-fiction book Out of Thin Air) is going to be appearing at the Burnside Powell's in Portland, Oregon next Monday. He's talking about hi...

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May 7 2009

New look for Jennifer Crusie

Wordcandy favorite Jennifer Crusie has changed her website, going for a vaguely circus-inspired, vintage-y vibe (rather like a less-scantily-clad Britney Spears, actually), and I think it looks pr...

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May 6 2009

England gets with the times

At long last, Britain has chosen a woman as its poet laureate: the Scottish-born, openly gay poet Carol Ann Duffy will be the first female to hold the post since it was created in 1668. Duffy wil...

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May 6 2009

Central Park Media folds

Anime producer and manga/manhwa publisher CPM filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week—the kind of bankruptcy where the company will be liquidated. On one hand, any publisher shutting down is sad ...

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May 5 2009

The Two-Income Trap, by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi

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I first heard Elizabeth Warren speak in 2003 during an interview with Michele Norris on NPR’s All Things Considered. Warren appeared on the show to discuss The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class...

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May 5 2009

More True Blood fun...

Well, last week we saw a clip, but here's a more, uh, "stylized" look at the upcoming second season of HBO's True Blood.Urgh. It looks like a bad play, with really low-budget sets. Or maybe an int...

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May 5 2009

Required Reading

I was reading an article in my Sunday paper about Las Vegas's dwindling water supply (apparently, water could fall below the existing pipe to Lake Mead by 2012, thereby cutting off 40 percent of t...

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May 4 2009

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a professor at Harvard, where she teaches contract, bankruptcy, and commercial law. She is also the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel overseeing the U.S. bank bailout...

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May 4 2009

Fire Me, by Libby Malin

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Libby Malin’s new novel Fire Me takes a series of girl-book clichés (a self-effacing heroine, an overbearing family, a vaguely defined job) and combines them with the workplace hijinks of...

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May 4 2009

Anita Blake: the movie?!

Cable network IFC is working with Lionsgate to produce a TV movie based on the Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter books. It is the network's first theatrical-length movie production...

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May 1 2009

Cute!

Trailer's up for the upcoming film adaptation of Julie and Julia:Ah, the magic of Hollywood... they managed to make Amy Adams dowdy, and Meryl Streep 16 feet tall.

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Apr 30 2009

Twilight + cheeseburgers

Funny or painful? And if you voted "painful", was it more painful than the original version, or less?Eh. I vote "One-note joke, drawn out waaaaay too far".

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Apr 30 2009

Mark your calendars, guys.

Because this Saturday is:

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Apr 29 2009

Ouch!

While stopping by Target last night to pick up an immersion blender (my new favorite kitchen appliance, by the way), I finally saw the $16 Nora Roberts paperback in the flesh. Unfortunately, Targ...

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Apr 29 2009

Wait—they're making a movie version of Beezus and Ramona?

Apparently, I am (once again) behind the times, because they're already filming.As long-time readers of the site now, I have a particular love for the Ramona books. For one thing, the first bite o...

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Apr 28 2009

Goong's Crown Prince Shin in drug scandal

Clutch the pearls!In news that wouldn't raise many eyebrows if we were talking about his American counterparts, fantastically man-pretty Goong actor Joo Ji-hoon has been charged with drug use (of ...

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Apr 28 2009

Bibliophile home decor

Apartment Therapy has done a post on vertically stacked bookcases, featuring five types ranging in price from $110 to $298. I don't know: they might look cool, but I'm just not sold on these as a ...

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Apr 27 2009

New Azumanga Daioh?

And it's not even my birthday!AnimeNewsNetwork is reporting that the always awesome Kiyohiko Azuma is creating new strips for the upcoming 10th anniversary edition of his Azumanga Daioh series. Th...

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