April162014

Rosamund Pike for W Magazine May 2014, photographed by David Fincher

Rosamund Pike for W Magazine May 2014, photographed by David Fincher

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“People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful.” Jessica Zafra, Chicken Pox for the Soul (via bookmania)
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ilovecharts:

Hello, do you accept poorly-made pun-based joke charts? #mywheelhouse
- cuterpillar 
Yes — a million times, yes — we do.

ilovecharts:

Hello, do you accept poorly-made pun-based joke charts? #mywheelhouse

 

Yes — a million times, yes — we do.

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“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life (via thesillysorostitute)

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A Review of Philip Marlowe

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To celebrate the upcoming collected stories concert series curated by David Lang at Carnegie Hall (April 22-29), we’ll be posting pieces from past issues of the Believer that tie into with the themes of each show. The first concert in collected stories is Hero, for which we’re posting Greg Cwik’s review of Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman’s film adaptation of The Long Goodbye (from the May 2013 issue of the Believer).

A Review of Philip Marlowe in the Long Goodbye, Directed by Robert Altman


CENTRAL QUESTION: How does a filmmaker make an outdated character relevant?
 
Number of times Philip Marlowe has been portrayed on film: ten

Age of Elliott Gould when he played Marlowe: thirty-four

Age of Robert Mitchum when he played Marlowe three years later: fifty-eight

Best Hemingway impersonation in The Long Goodbye: Sterling Hayden, allegedly stoned the whole time

Actor Hayden replaced: Dan Blocker, who died just before principal photography began

Film’s tag line: “Nothing says goodbye like a bullet.”

Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe is malleable: literary Play-Doh for the craftily minded. As our sapient narrator, he is a lens through which we see the squalor of modern Los Angeles. We know he’s morally rigid, like an animated slab of unwritten commandments, inextirpable in his personal and political proclivities. He doesn’t take money if he finds a job unethical; he doesn’t respect corrupt police or politicians, regardless of their motivations; he doesn’t sympathize with drunks or wife-beaters; he doesn’t like the rich but he doesn’t weep for the poor. He’s a well-worn scourge of complications and intricacies, his own Osiris.

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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koffrey:

Many who follow entertainment in Hollywood will have a tough time wrapping their head around you–

Deal with it. [x]

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outellect:

on a scale from 1 to sansa stark, how much do you regret your childhood crush

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April152014
ilovecharts:

What Your Beer Says About You
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What Your Beer Says About You

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