Culture

Smart Reads: Milos Forman on Socialism, Lev Grossman on David Foster Wallace

Culture

Smart Reads: Milos Forman on Socialism, Lev Grossman on David Foster Wallace

+

Today in culture: Lev Grossman meditates on D.T. Max’s treatment of David Foster Wallace, and the curious connection between autism and genius is explored.

-Cumming’s Macbeth cums to the states, and is appreciated by Charles Isherwood.

“City in a Bottle”

New fiction by Deborah Eisenberg.

-Sincerity: A Biography.

-There’s but a fine line between genius and crackpot

-…but autism can be an indicator of the first.

Lev Grossman on D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace.

Outfest + Newfest= a good month for queer film.

-An interview with the cinematographer of Melancholia.

“I Killed Bette Davis”

-When worlds collide: Milos Forman writes a Times op-ed!

-Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote gets backlogged.