Culture

Smart Reads: Louis C.K., Alan Cumming, and Toothpaste

Culture

Smart Reads: Louis C.K., Alan Cumming, and Toothpaste

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Today in culture, Alan Cumming makes a sick Macbeth, Salman Rushdie skirts virtual death, and white bread gets a biography.

The highlights:

-In the latest New Yorker, Anthony Lane takes on the dreary Take This Waltz, and Emily Nussbaum waxes eloquent about Louie and Episodes.

-More about Daisies at BAM.

-A history of white bread (every bit as fascinating as it sounds.)

-The Tim Parks breakdown.

-Are we really all that busy?

David Mitchell analyzes the Salman Rushdie fatwa video game.

Toothpaste!

Alan Cumming+Macbeth= why has no one thought of this sooner?

-John Jeremiah Sullivan gives Faulkner a whole lotta credit.

-“…the Busby Berkeley-scaled conclusion to this year’s supreme court term…”

VHS.