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  • What do hipsters and pornography have in common?

     
    What do hipsters and pornography have in common? As the saying goes, you know 'em when you see 'em. That was the joke moderator Christian Lorentzen used to kick off the eight-person discussion "Look at This F*ing Panel: A Sociological...
  • America's 40 worst books. 'Gatsby'? Really?

     
    The American Book Review has taken stock of literature and come up with its Top 40 Bad Books. The list targets some big, popular favorites -- F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic "The Great Gatsby," Richard Yates' "Revolutionary Road," the James Bond...

    Philip K. Dick's legacy emerges from the maze of death [UPDATED]

     
    PART 6: PHILIP K. DICK, THE LAST DECADE During the last years of his life, Philip K. Dick lived in, of all places, Orange County, a Southern California setting that made the life-battered sci-fi writer something of a stranger in...

    Sam Mendes jumps onto the James Bond gravy train

     
    No, this isn't an April Fool's prank. According to both the LAT's Hero Complex and the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes, the wonderfully cerebral and cultured filmmaker who once upon a time won an Oscar for "American Beauty," is in discussions...

    Tao of self

     
    The characters in Tao Lin's latest book, the novella 'Shoplifting From American Apparel,' are just like us: they post on Tumblr, update their Facebook pages and stay up late G-chatting about what life would be like if they didn't spend all their time G-...