Culture

Smart Reads: Andrew Sarris, Uncertainty, and Fun Shapes

Culture

Smart Reads: Andrew Sarris, Uncertainty, and Fun Shapes

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Today in culture: George Plimpton’s life, Andrew Sarris’ death, and n+1‘s publishing proclivities.

The highlights:

I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

-In praise of Andrew Sarris, champion of auteur theory.

George Plimpton’s life is going to get the Žižek! treatment.

-The best films never made.

-What to see at BAMcinemafest 2012.

Cartooning as activism.

The only good abortion is my abortion.

Uncertainty=Happiness.

-Having it “all”.

-The book with the best title in the history of book titles, reviewed.

-n+1 is selling fancy e-books.