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Calendar, Night&Day ...And Then the Cowardly Lion Proved he wasn't so cowardly after all...

...And Then the Cowardly Lion Proved he wasn't so cowardly after all...

The competitive erotic fanfiction thing? Where six writers destroy one classic book by re-appropriating its characters? Yeah, it's been nuts since The Booksmith started its new series with Write Club SF just three months ago. From the very first…
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Listening Outside the Box Movie soundtrack provides new opportunities for how music is used in film: So one problem with this line of thinking is that it shortchanges the potential for music in film ["Jay Gatsby, Luxury Rapper?" Ian S.…
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Music, <i>The Great Gatsby</i>'s Soundtrack Doesn't Fit Its Message

The Great Gatsby's Soundtrack Doesn't Fit Its Message

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzergald's The Great Gatsby is surprisingly true to the original text. He is reverent to the plot, lifts dialogue from the book, and honors Fitzgerald's principal literary devices as well: automobiles as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Another Round

Another Round

We all have a mental image of a bartender of yore — dapper, professional, quick to make it a double, able to relay a message from Jay Gatsby to Boss Tweed without moving his handlebar mustache. But few of us,…
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Culture, Books <i>Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson</i> Proves Good Bathroom Reading

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson Proves Good Bathroom Reading

Hunter S. Thompson's suicide probably shocked no one. He certainly didn't hide his intentions. A few days before he died on February 20, 2005, he sent a note to his second wife, Anita, in which he implied that suicide was…
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