Strunk & White rap about The Elements of Style. 10 points for originality – 5 for execution.
I really enjoyed the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not everyone did. Those that didn’t like really didn’t like it. The same split, perhaps even more so, seems to apply to the movie. The Guardian asks, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: why do so many people hate it?”
The Millions break down the field for best adapted screenplay.
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists announced- interesting list – The Art of Fielding is up against Ten Thousand Saints for best first novel. I loved them both.
The Hunger Games soundtrack album tracklist has been announced. Decembersist, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Carolina Chocolate Drops…
Steven Colbert’s children’s book, the one he discussed with Maurice Sendak, is actually going to happen.
Manhattan’s “guerrilla library system”