A Hub sampler from the new memoir by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Continue reading
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All is well this Valentine’s Day. The champagne or sparkling grape juice is chilled and the Rat Pack playlist has been chosen. After dinner and chocolates, you and your sweetie, (perhaps just by yourself) are getting into bed with rose petals and a big fat juicy stack of comics. That’s right, Earth Prime Time has your most romantic four-color stories this week to read to your baby this Valentine’s Day.
“Dude, great news! Robert DeNiro’s playing your dad!” “Oh, awesome! Who’s playing me?” “ … Paul Dano.” “Oh.” Continue reading
EARTH PRIME TIME: INTERVIEW: NEW YORKER COVER ARTIST ADRIAN TOMINE SIGNS ‘NEW YORK DRAWINGS’ AT HARVARD BOOK STORE
Contemporary comic book artist, writer, cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Adrian Tomine signs his most current Drawn and Quarterly hardcover at Harvard Book Store tomorrow. New York Drawings is an anthology of New Yorker covers, record covers, and character sketches from in and around New York City. Adrian spend most of his life on the West Coast, cultivating a cult following for his Optic Nerve mini-comic. Here is an exclusive interview with Adrian touching upon his successes, the comic market, and insight into the process behind his signature clean line style. Continue reading
Then again, writer Paul Auster— of The Invention of Solitude and the New York Trilogy of existentialist detective stories—is handy when it comes to imparting the full absurdity and emotional weight of life, like he does in his latest, The Invention of Solitude. Continue reading
You! Yeah, you, with the pea coat! Sir Mopes-a-lot! Put. The Kundera. Down. Good books get a bad rap these days, mostly on account of all those irredeemable assholes who are liable to curl up their lips into origami because you didn’t catch their perfectly-timed Master and Margarita reference. But what makes great lit great? Harvard professor of English Marjorie Garber tackles the question of whether or not the Western Canon’s got any ammunition left in her book The Use and Abuse of Literature, and she’ll be making her case over at Harvard Book Store this evening. Irredeemable assholes, take notes.
[Tue. 3.29.11. 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617.661.1515. 7pm/all ages/$5. harvard.com]
“An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” Hah, but seriously, you need help. Human beings are pretty much hard-wired to be full of shit, definitionally incapable of avoiding contradiction. Evolutionary psychologist Robert Kurzban explores just why it’s so damn hard for us to do as we say, not as we do, in his book Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite, which he’ll be discussing over at the Harvard Book Store. Not that you care. You never do anything to enrich yourself. Now if you excuse us, we got an enrichin’ game of Angry Birds to finish.
[Mon. 3.21.11. 3 Church St., Cambridge. 617.495.2727. 7pm/all ages/free. harvard.com]