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Smart Reads: Richard Ford, Charles Bukowski, & a Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

Culture

Smart Reads: Richard Ford, Charles Bukowski, & a Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

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Today, we’re proud to bring to your attention some overlooked or under-analyzed aspects of modern life. Namely, why in hell was a whole hour cut out of Blue Velvet?

-Depression Lessons at the Notebook.

-David Denby takes on Dark Horse and Prometheus.

-It’s Novella Month, in case you didn’t know.

-An hour of deleted scenes from Blue Velvet.

-This is Coffee!

-Francine Prose responds to the New York Times “Kill List” piece in the New York Review of Books.

-Another (brilliant) Žižek interview.

-Event: this Wednesday, the inaugural meeting of the Paris Review’s new Literary Salon at the Strand.

-Richard Ford’s Canada.

-Calvin and Hobbes was, in fact, profound.

-Charles Bukowski recordings.