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Now that 30 Rock is over, it became very important for me to dig through my archival CD-R’s from high school and announce to the room that JANE KRAKOWSKI's recording of "SOONER OR LATER" by STEPHEN SONDHEIM,famously of the DICK TRACY soundtrack, is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RECORDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. <END TRANSMITTAL>
In our first book vs. movie episode, we discuss Jane Campion’s 2003 film In The Cut and how it compares to Susanna Moore’s original erotic thriller, published in 1995.
Does Meg Ryan’s flat, brown hair obscure her image as America’s innocent sweetheart?
Is Jennifer Jason Leigh her sister or friend?
Why are all the men in the movie so obsessed with marriage?
Does it matter that we spoil the killer’s identity?
All will be revealed in Episode 6!
Literary publicist and all-around bibliophile David Archer joins Bonnie and Maude for the discussion and treats us with an impeccable Meg Ryan impersonation.
Eleanor and Kseniya were masochistic enough to let me join them to discuss Jane Campion’s 2003 adaptation of Susanna Moore’s IN THE CUT. Can you stand it?
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Excellent cover for Yasutaka Tsutsui’s Paprika, which will be published in the States for the first time next month. Design by Kelly Blair.
Auto Rimbaud/Auto Wojnarowicz reblog
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☞ YR PSYCHIC INTEGRITY IS AT RISK. And, frankly, the only way to protect yrself from the dangers that loom thick in the astral interstice is to take a master class from our premiere spectral spectator: JULAVITS.
☞ BONUS CONTENT: the stage will be shared by Hari Kunzru, who will be launching the paperback of HIS critically-acclaimed novel GODS WITHOUT MEN, as well.
☞ As our narrator warns us in THE VANISHERS’s opening pages, "this is not just a story about how you can become sick by knowing other people. This is a story about how other people can become sick by knowing you." Accordingly, if I know you and you don’t attend? You make me sick and I will make you sick.
A taste of Episode 6 to get you through the holiday season.
With the help of our special guest David Archer, we will be discussing Jane Campion’s 2003 film In The Cut (starring a mumble-y, brunette Meg Ryan in what was intended to be a gritty, sexual role for America’s Sweetheart) and how it compares to Susanna Moore’s original novel.
Read the book and check back in January to hear what we thought!
For better or worse.
This is not a city that learns to forgive
This is the place where cold hearts live
Feeding off your friends and hang out late
Everybody wants it, but nobody waits
Don’t let your blood run cold
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“It was a typical fall Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with visitors massing on the steps and milling awe-struck around the Great Hall. Among them was the cultural critic Camille Paglia, a pint-size martinet in a black military-style jacket who strode purposefully through the crowds with a scowl on her face and a reporter in tow.
“‘I don’t particularly think this is inspiring,’ she said with withering scorn, as she entered the dimly lighted galleries of the Egyptian wing.”
HOT STUFF COMING THROUGH.
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