Anthony Lane (New Yorker film critic, personal hero) lists ten films he liked in 2010.
Maybe nobody read your first, or last, most recent or only book, but writer, take heart: nobody read the work of these 10 great authors either.
How can we not link to this? Mickey Hess creates a mock-Millions essay in refashioning Cathy Day's essay about "the novel problem" in MFA programs as "The Light-Bulb Filament Problem: 7 Thoughts on Academia’s Sheet Metal Crisis." Clever response to the ongoing MFA debate or just plain silly?
Hot on the heels of The New Yorker, The Paris Review is excerpting Calvino’s letters. In Monday’s entry, POSTERITY IS STUPID, the author writes the following: “Although I am small, ugly and dirty, I am highly ambitious and at the slightest flattery I immediately start to strut like a turkey.”
Rule number one in journalism: Don't call the person you are interviewing a fucking asshole. James Frey of A Millions Little Pieces discloses what he believes is the future of the written word. (via)