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Film, "The Canyons": L.A., Porn, Lindsay Lohan

"The Canyons": L.A., Porn, Lindsay Lohan

The Canyons Well, America, what do you want from a film scripted by erstwhile literary bad boy and occasional Twitter firebrand Bret Easton Ellis, directed by tortured recovering Calvinist Paul Schrader, and starring Troubled Actress Lindsay Lohan and Porn Star…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Literary Douchebag-Fools Pantheon

Video of the Day: Literary Douchebag-Fools Pantheon

When Brett Easton Ellis began reading D.T. Max's Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, he got the howling fantods. He took to his Twitter, calling DFW "the most tedious, overrated, tortured, pretentious writer…
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Calendar, Night&Day Literary Doucebag-Fools Pantheon

Literary Doucebag-Fools Pantheon

When Brett Easton Ellis began reading D.T. Max's Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, he got the howling fantods. He took to his Twitter, calling DFW "the most tedious, overrated, tortured, pretentious writer…
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Calendar, Night&Day “A Brutal, Indignant, Lunatic Howl.”

“A Brutal, Indignant, Lunatic Howl.”

What do we do with the soundtrack to a book? If we were an august reviewer like Harold Bloom, we’d open the book, put the CD on the coffee table, and put a cup of coffee on the CD. Like…
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Culture, Books James Franco's "Palo Alto" is a cold, empty place — except for the weed

James Franco's "Palo Alto" is a cold, empty place — except for the weed

The first thing to say about James Franco's book of fiction — a collection of connected stories about hollowed-out youth in the Peninsula — is that he can indeed write. His publisher isn't merely trading off his fame as an…
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News, The Snitch Bret Easton Ellis 'Shocked' and 'Upset' By Scenes in His Own Book

Bret Easton Ellis 'Shocked' and 'Upset' By Scenes in His Own Book

Bring up novelist Bret Easton Ellis around a dinner table, and it's almost inevitable that somebody will say American Psycho was gross. In extreme cases, people may leave the room. Ellis's violent streak tends to have that effect on people,…
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Calendar, Night&Day All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted

In Vacation, Patrick Dintino paints the iconic resort trip, just bands of color, shimmering in the heat. Squint and you’ll see fruity drinks, poolside massage, air-conditioned suites, pillowy deck furniture, and two, maybe three lines on a nightstand. In Too…
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Music, Bouncer

Psychos and sour grapes at the Casanova

The Casanova has big glass grapes hanging from the ceiling, the kind you saw in your algebra teacher's family room when he had the class over for an end-of-semester party and you were surprised that a guy who did math…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Graduate: Legs to Spare

The Graduate: Legs to Spare

The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition (MGM) Fifteen years after its last home-video commemorative edition (extras from which appear here), The Graduate once more gets the bonus-laden makeover — and if ever a movie deserved its kudos, it's Mike Nichols' masterwork.…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Recent books like Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi have tipped us off: Iranian authors are hot, hot, hot! Seriously, such "flavor of the month" language would…
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Calendar, Night&Day American Pie

American Pie

Every generation needs a mouthpiece, someone who hits the nail on the head regarding the excesses of his contemporaries. Following in the footsteps of Douglas Coupland (Generation X), Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero), and Jim Carroll (The Basketball Diaries),…
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Culture, Stuff The redemption  of Bret Easton Ellis

The redemption of Bret Easton Ellis

Even if you have devoured every word about the cinematic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel American Psycho, about a Wall Street yuppie obsessed with using skin-care products and devouring the entrails of prostitutes, you have not read this…
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Music,

Hear This

The Olivia Tremor Control Debuting with a solid triple record has about as much chance for success as Brett Easton Ellis might have had writing "The Waste Land." Which is another way of saying that the Olivia Tremor Control's Music…
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Film,

D.O.A.

The main character of Frisk is a handsome, affectless gay serial murderer named Dennis. The author of the eponymous novel on which the movie is based is also named Dennis (Cooper). The name sharing can't be coincidental, so what is…
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