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Forget Kindle, television is the future

Joining the likes of Jonathan Ames, Jennifer Egan, and Michael Chabon, HBO is developing a comedy written by Sam Lipsyte.

I was also very happy to discover recently, that Chris Offutt co-produced and wrote S05 E08 of the Showtime series Weeds, below is the first paragraph of Offutt’s Wikipedia entry, in case you don’t know why I was so happy for him.

Christopher John “Chris” Offutt (born August 24, 1958, Lexington, Kentucky) is an American writer.

The son of author Andrew J. Offutt, Chris Offutt grew up in a small former mining community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. He quit high school to join the army, but failed the physical.[citation needed] He subsequently attended Morehead State University and graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in English. He then hitchhiked around the country, holding more than 50 jobs, all part-time.

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Andy has another round of events at Open Air Modern

Open Air Modern

Spring Design Events Series

All events are free to public at 7pm

at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand & Powers)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SCREENING:

The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SCREENING:

To Inform and Delight (2008)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

DISCUSSION:

By It’s Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design

with presenting authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SCREENING:

Francis Bacon (1985)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SCREENING:

Public Discourse (2003)

with filmmaker Quenell Jones in dialogue

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Open Air Modern at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand and Powers)

Ph: 718-383-6465

Online at http://openairmodern.com and http://facebook.com/openairmodern

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Amy Lawless is reading with Rachel Glaser at the Poetry Project on Monday Night

April 11, 2011
8:00 pm
Monday

Rachel B. Glaser’s collection of stories is called Pee on Water and was released by Publishing Genius Press. She has a poetry chapbook, Heroes are so Long, from Minutes Books. She lives in Northampton, MA, blogs at rachelbglaser.blogspot.com and paints the NBA.

Amy Lawless grew up in Boston, but she lives in Brooklyn. Her first book Noctis Licentia was published by Black Maze Books in 2008. Her poems have appeared most recently in Lit and Everyday Genius. Sometimes she blogs for Best American Poetry or at amylawless.blogspot.com.

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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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Christopher Hitchens named 2010 LA Times Book Prize finalist

among other notables: Ron Chernow, Jonathan Franzen, Laura Hillenbrand, Sebastian Junger, Edmund Morris, and Patti Smith. LAT.

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