The Awesome List: September 2012
Sep17

The Awesome List: September 2012

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Jerry Seinfeld’s web series is a snazzy new vehicle for his relatable brand of observational comedy. Genuinely funny conversations with fellow comedians like Larry David, Alec Baldwin and Ricky Gervais. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon The Pulitzer Prize-winning author riffs on family, race, politics and music in his sprawling, charming new novel that chronicles the demise of a neighborhood...

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Hog Quickies (March 8)
Mar08

Hog Quickies (March 8)

The Warblers will release an album in April. They sing Neon Trees‘ Animal on tonight’s episode of Glee. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) are headed to Broadway to appear in Larry Kramer‘s 1985 play The Normal Heart. HBO has picked up Michael Chabon‘s Hobgoblin, a drama about “a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his...

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: Trailer

About time we had some more Michael Chabon in our cinemas. And with a cast headed up by Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller, Mena Suvari & Nick Nolte…not so...

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Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
Jun30

Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

Yale University Press Available online Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through 1 September After I ooh and aah over the bold colours and steel-plated cover of “Superheroes,” I next notice the glossy pages which smell just like the trading cards I remember as a kid. Those were of superheroes, too, and they captured the frames of the big summer popcorn movies where capes were the norm and nothing could be bold or...

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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands – By Michael Chabon
Apr15

Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands – By Michael Chabon

McSweeney’s In shops on 1 May Puliter Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon (“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”) brings us his first work of non-fiction in this collection of essays about reading and writing, but mostly about reading.  The book starts with an essay about the modern short story, which segues into his thoughts on fiction in general and in particular, genre fiction, as Chabon takes us...

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