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.
-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.
–Laura Jane Grace speaks out.
-Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the Venice Film Festival.