Culture

Smart Reads: Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Bad Romance

Culture

Smart Reads: Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Bad Romance

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Today in culture: we get ponderous about Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary and Spike Jonze’s untitled future project. Could the forces of the two Spikes ever combine to create a mega-Spike? Time will tell.

Meanwhile:

-That’s right: the Hit and Miss reviews are in.

-Nathan Englander wins a prize.

-Michael Cunningham, Deborah Eisenberg, and Edmund White discuss Gregor von Rezzori.

Golden Friends.

Ben Lerner at Granta.

-Spike Jonze’s ‘Untitled Romance’.

-Spike Lee’s “Bad” documentary.

No Man’s Land.

William Blake!

-The Dear Sugar book comes out today.

-Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Criticism, part 2.