Culture

Smart Reads: Newsroom Haters, Florentine Art, and Amy Winehouse

Culture

Smart Reads: Newsroom Haters, Florentine Art, and Amy Winehouse

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Today in culture, we learn that egos are good, and that the Southern lexicon is a little too wonderful.

The highlights:

Occupy newspapers.

-Amy Winehouse’s dad writes her biography.

The Old Man and the Sea, animated.

-Rory Stewart on Bruce Chatwin.

-How love rewrites the brain.

Everything is political.

Faces of Florence.

George Orwell: Why We Write.

‘Underwhelming’ isn’t the half of it.

-How does anyone choose which Southern words are best? Our vote goes to ‘Pshaw!’

-New short stories, free from Harper Perennial.

-Hatin’ on The Newsroom.