Culture

Smart Reads: Carlos Reygadas, Gay Genes, ‘Double Indemnity’

Culture

Smart Reads: Carlos Reygadas, Gay Genes, ‘Double Indemnity’

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Today in culture: Martin Amis gets a dressing down (sort of) and David Cairns takes on French animation. Are you ready?

The highlights:

-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 latestTricked.

-David Cairns on Alain Jessua.

The gay gene?

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.

Consider Stephen Dixon…

Erica Jong at  Slant.