Today in culture: Martin Amis gets a dressing down (sort of) and David Cairns takes on French animation. Are you ready?
-How smart people are stupid.
-Adam Mars-Jones on Amis’ Lionel Asbo for the London Review of Books.
-Downton Abbey intellectualized at last.
-The trailer for Paul Verhoeven’s latest, Tricked.
-David Cairns on Alain Jessua.
-Carlos Reygadas, interviewed.
-The Caster Semenya madness of years ago has given way to a fair ruling.
-The Duplass brothers are secret Alan Alda fans.
-Double win- restored versions of Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend are out.
-Marc Maron at The Believer.
-Erica Jong at Slant.