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Oxfeld: Are they multiplying?
Oxfeld: I presume, actually, that you're indignant — as you are wont to be — about the Hollywoodization/populist-ization/etc. of the Great White Way.
McCarter: Me, indignant?
McCarter: Actually, I'm not. Not as much as many seem to be, anyway.
Oxfeld: Do people seem to be?
Oxfeld: I mean, after all, it's, well, Grease.
Oxfeld: It's hard to get worked up about disrespecting its highbrow legacy.
McCarter: That's how I feel. But the general reaction seems to be that the Temple of the Muses is being desecrated by the barbarians, etc.
Oxfeld: So, having now seen the premiere, is it more or less desecrating than you were expecting?
McCarter: I don't think it desecrates it at all, actually. It's kind of tawdry and exhibitionistic, and I frequently wanted to look away. But, hey, it's Broadway.
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It really amazes me the amount of hatred directed at Marcel.... I mean, you're around these people all the time, and look, there were times when there were people that I didn't want to be around, but my decision was to go and lock myself in the bathroom. That was my quiet time.That's how he got through the show? By hanging out in the bathroom? Let's hope he remembers employees must wash hands before returning to work. CORRECTION, Jan. 4: An earlier version of this item suggested Top Chef was still on hiatus. Harold's Blog [BravoTV.com ] READ MORE »
Wherein we arrange headlines from the Times in rhyme to bring you secret communiqués from the center of the universe. Today's message: Remember the greediest. Pfizer's Ex-Chief to Get Full Retirement Package BlackBerry Maker's Profit Beats Forecast $14.8 Million Bonus at Bear Stearns; A Boom Year for Mergers and a Furious Pace for Law Firms Fidelity Makes Restitution in Gifts Case: Generosity on Display — An Artful Give and Take Surviving These Blessings Is, Hey, Another Blessing Comfortable Shoes RecommendedREAD MORE »
Wherein which your faithful correspondent assembles Times headlines in rhyme to bring you secret bulletins from the paper of record. Today's message: The World Needs a Cold Shower. The French Riviera Is an Adult Playground, With a PG Side The Netherlands: Iron Rita Sidelined; Legislators Vote for Gay Unions in N.J. Commendatore, Where the Devil Are You Taking Me? Spies, Lies and Noir in Berlin A Woman Who Wore Couture Like a Second Skin Albania, Europe's Rough Corner, Loosens Up Hofstra Women Starting to Think, 'Why Not Us?' Administration to Drop Effort to Track if Visitors Leave High-Speed Colonoscopies; The Cost of an Overheated Planet? We're Glad You Love Us; Don't Overdo It.READ MORE »
Existentialism theorizes that people wander between choice, freedom, and angst. Please help me understand the term sexistential.Elsewhere in the Q&A we learn that Killing Johnny Fry contains the line "You feel his cum splashing on her ankle" but without the supporting freshman-lit defense. Oh, come on, Walter. Can we get a Kierkegaard? Heidegger? Anyone? Gulp Fiction [Radar] READ MORE »
Well, this is primarily an existential book. Cordell is looking for meaning in his life. Who am I? What am I? Why live? These are very basic questions. And the path that Cordell takes to find that meaning is a path of sexuality. The Stranger is probably my favorite novel. 100 Years of Solitude is pretty good, too. As far as I'm concerned it's a very similar book, about a guy who is set free by events and goes looking for himself through the act of fucking.
thank you. i am due to learn a new kind of forgiveness. a kind that all of of humanity will need to learn as we betray eachother , hurt eachother, steal from eachother to fill the "content void" that has become the worldwide networks, our worldwide lives.Within hours, Sitek himself turned penitent and updated the site with an apology ("I freaked out"). Apparently everything is a Zen lesson in Sitek-land, however: "By flipping out I connected with something I had lost ... how much of an ass I can be." Sounds like everyone's a winner. The Story Behind the Karen O Demo [Stereogum] READ MORE »
What is your greatest fear?Hitler, in comparison, gets off easy. Not that we're surprised: We hear he thought pretty highly of The Naked and the Dead. Proust Questionnaire: Normal Mailer [VF] READ MORE »
That I will never meet Michiko Kakutani and so not be able to tell her what I think of her. She has an unseemly haste to rush into print with the first very bad review of any book I write. She does this ahead of publication. That is a strategy. If the first review of a book is dreadful, an author needs at least three good ones to change that first impression.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered that Steve Sailer doesn't allow readers to comment on his posts. Can you believe that? Here we have the aggrieved Steve Sailer, donning the cloak of victim as he decries my attempt at censorship. Here we have the allies of Steve Sailer, speaking out on behalf of the virutes [sic] of the free exchange of ideas, the importance of confronting one's critics, the necessity of fighting the good fight in arena of free speech. And all the while their leader is cowering behind the gates of a comment-free blog. Oh my. Is it possible that in addition to everything else, Steve Sailer is also a chicken?See? That's what's so revolutionary about the Internet: It can turn a dude with a camera phone into a photojournalist, some dorky grad students into billionaires, and, it now seems, Malcolm Gladwell into a 4-year-old. Imagine My Surprise … [Gladwell.com] READ MORE »
Here's a crazy reason your article did not mention for including an acknowledgment at the end of your novel: to acknowledge. If there is some kind of old-fashioned virtue in concealing one's debt to and gratitude for the hard work of others, it's difficult for me to see where it lies.But of course Chabon approves of the public airing of private gratitude. He's married, after all, to novelist Ayelet Waldman, who famously published a certain delightful bit in a March 2005 "Modern Love" column. What did she have to say? READ MORE »
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