A few notes about this month’s installment of Adult Education, “America’s favorite useless lecture series”:
What do you think Paul Ryan will say his time was for tomorrow’s NYC Marathon?— Jim Hanas (@jimhanas) November 3, 2012
Leaving The New York Observer offices after 36 hours straight. Here’s tomorrow’s paper. Look for it.
You heard about Lena Dunham’s book deal, but have you seen the cover of the winning proposal? We just posted it at The Observer.
Techies just finding out about Delacroix, evidently.
Kobo to Replace Google E-Books for Independent Booksellers -
This is very significant news in the publishing world. The American Booksellers Association — which represents independent bookstores — has struck a deal with Kobo, my ereader of choice ever since Amazon pulled my book.
What it means? Independent booksellers will now have a full (and fully integrated) competitor — from hardware to online bookstore — to Kindle and Nook, making it as easy to buy from them as it is to buy from the bigs.
Boy on bumper cars with googly eyes.
Bulgarian artists put masks on Soviet monument to protest Pussy Riot verdict. h/t Petya Kirilova-Grady
Now that the New York Times makes more money from readers than advertisers, I look forward to long lunches at Michael’s with AEs desperate to keep my business.
Like all previous flicks directed by Christopher Nolan and written by his brother Jonathan, this one defies logic and reeks of repulsive, bloated self-importance (not to be confused with anything resembling narrative) and the arrogant conviction that no matter how slick, obtuse, confounding or incompetent it gets, the fanboys will slobber approval. —
Rex Reed on The Dark Knight. And fanboys. (via fuckyeahrexreed)
Rex predicted this would happen.
If you’re in the neighborhood tonight, I’ll be reading at BookCourt.