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Smart Reads: More ‘Dark Knight Rises’, Less Self-Publishing Worries

Culture

Smart Reads: More ‘Dark Knight Rises’, Less Self-Publishing Worries

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Today in culture: everybody’s got issues with The Dark Knight Rises, and illiteracy breeds literacy in a strange turn of events.

-Anthony Lane on The Dark Knight Rises.

“Sales high, despite shootings”

-But is TDKR just another conservative parable after all?

-Richard Brody on Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday at MoMa.

-The life and times of Vito Russo.

Pale Fire revisited.

50 Shades of Grey contributes to risings sales of Tess of the D’Urbevilles. Go figure.

Writerly prostitution.

-Or, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Online Publishing.

Laura Jane Grace speaks out.

-Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the Venice Film Festival.