Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gotta love…

these Penguin classics inspired prints by Harland Miller.

Read more @ A Continuous Lean.

Collect them all @ Other Criteria.

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Madness

Nate Silver does some bracketology over @ the NYT. Below is the chart showing different seeds chances of reaching various stages in the tournament.

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Also,

in honor of the NCAA tournament starting today, our Sporting Gentlemen list of top 10 sporting events:

10. Wrestlemania (it’s debatable whether or not this is actually a sporting event, but included here for the 14 year old in all of us).

9. The Stanley Cup

8. A legitimate Heavyweight championship bout (would be much higher on the list, if it occurred more often).

7. The Kentucky Derby 

6. NBA Finals

5. Summer Olympics

4. World Series

3. Super Bowl

2. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

1. FIFA World Cup

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Roll over Jonathan Ames

Michael Chabon and his wife have sold a show to HBO about, get this, “a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during WWII.”

NY MAG

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Hot Shots, Part Deux

Apple unveils the leaner, meaner, freshly stocked with Random House titles, iPad 2 set to  ship on March 11th.

PW

Also in the news, Open City, where our publisher Alex Smith interned back in the 90’s, is ceasing publication at the end of the month. NY Observer. Open City Books, whose  backlist includes David Berman’s collection Actual Air and Sam Lipsyte’s short stories Venus Drive, will keep-on keeping-on.

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Open Air Modern

Some of you may remember the great discussion series Andy Smith curated at Pete’s Candy Store last Spring, well, he’s back in black with a series of design events at Williamsburg showroom Open Air Modern, starting next Wednesday with a screening of the Eames brothers films. Full details @ apsmith.net.

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Our kids are smarter than yours,

continuing our recent Jonathan Lethem inspired East Coast-West Coast beef: exhibit H, 4th grade reading proficiency.

Chart courtesy of GalleyCat.

More @ HuffPo.

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