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Extra, Extra: The Family Behind That Adorable Viral BBC Interview Speaks

Because it's time to think differently about Thinx, check out today's end-of-day links: Gary Shteyngart on watches, banana perfection, Billy Eichner on Tinder, Trump's new imaginary enemy, and dog transforms into sled. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Fiction: Is This Mic On?: A Stand-Up Comedian Wrestles With His Country and His Soul

David Grossman’s novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” about a tormented Israeli comedian, is a “magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance,” Gary Shteyngart writes.

Sharing Everything Online Isn't Really As Liberating As Some Of Us Think

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"When faced with an abundance of digital toys that offer magical levels of connectivity and convenience, many of us succumb to a 'giddy sense that privacy is kind of stupid', as Gary Shteyngart [once] wrote."

Aftermath

“So what now? Well, first and foremost, we need to feel.” The New Yorker has essays from sixteen writers including Toni Morrison, Junot Diaz, Mary Karr, and Gary Shteyngart on the causes for and effects of Trump’s win. The post Aftermath appeared first on The Millions.

Predictions From Science-Fiction Literature: INFOGRAPHIC

11 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This piece features references to books by Margaret Atwood, Ernest Cline, and Gary Shteyngart.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.

Gary Shteyngart Remembers A Surprise Trip With His Hero, Garry Shandling

“And then I looked at the empty seat next to me and it dawned on me. My seatmate for the next six hours was going to be the man whose hair style I had tried to copy through most of high school, with much hair mousse and little success. The man I wanted to be […]

Ben Stiller’s ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ Series Coming to Showtime

It has been announced that Ben Stiller’s series adaptation of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story has been picked up by Showtime, with Stiller set to direct.  …Read More

Newswire: A year later, Showtime picks up Ben Stiller’s Super Sad True Love Story

Almost a year ago, we reported that Ben Stiller was planning to executive produce and direct a TV adaptation of Gary Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story. No networks and no cast members were attached at the time, but now—finally—Stiller can at least check off one of those boxes. Show More Summary

The ‘Digital Dissenters’ – They Come From The High-Tech World, And They’re Very Worried About It

Jaron Lanier, Astra Taylor, Douglas Rushkoff – even Gary Shteyngart and Pope Francis. They and their fellows are “unhappy about the way the tech revolution has played out. Political progressives once embraced the utopian promise of the Internet as a democratizing force, but they’ve been dismayed by the rise of the ‘surveillance state,’ and the […]

The (Surprisingly Sordid) History Of Book Blurbs

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Gary Shteyngart: “‘I’ll look at a first sentence [of a galley], I’ll look at the cover and it just comes to me,’ he says. ‘Reading randomly from a book is also very helpful. Sometimes I try to read further — but you know, how far can you get? Does anyone even read these books anymore?’ […]

Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp Trailer: Invite Amanda Seyfried to Join Your Book Club — She Won’t Read the Book, But She Will Wear Glasses

Some pretty important people have already blurbed Sloane Crosley's upcoming novel, The Clasp. Gary Shteyngart said that it was one of those "rare deeply literary books that also features — a plot!" and Michael Chabon said he fell "so completely under the spell of its narrative tone." In Vulture's exclusive... More »

For Women, By Women, About Men

In “Super Sad True Love Story,” Gary Shteyngart’s novel set in a social-media dystopia, each person is publicly assigned a “fuckability” score, determined by various algorithms. Lulu, an app founded in 2013, is the closest anyone has come, so far, to making Shteyngart’s vision come true. Show More Summary

‘I Do Bad Sex Very Well. In Life And In The Novel Form': Gary Shteyngart Interviews Adam Thirlwell

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Thirlwell: “In [my novels] Politics and The Escape, these grand themes of history and politics were mischievously seen as equivalent to more apparently minor problems like sleeping arrangements in a threesome, or premature ejaculation. Shteyngart: “But premature ejaculation and politics intersect quite a bit.” Thirlwell: “Well that’s certainly true.”

Three Days of Vodka With Gary Shteyngart

The novelist Gary Shteyngart rolls down a wet West 52 nd Street and swings into a brashly lacquered piano bar called the Russian Vodka Room. It’s a bit after 6 on the first Saturday night of 2014. Eastern Orthodox Christmas is two days off, so he’s settling in at a bar festooned with white bunting and silver tinsel. Show More Summary

The Thread: Re: The Unimpeachable Manly Truth

2 years agoNews : NYTimes: News

Readers debated the merits of Gary Shteyngart’s cushy yet torturous immersion in Russian TV.

“Out of My Mouth Comes Unimpeachable Manly Truth”: Gary Shteyngart Watches Seven Days Of Russian TV

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Here is the question I’m trying to answer: What will happen to me – an Americanized Russian-speaking novelist who emigrated from the Soviet Union as a child – if I let myself float into the television-filtered head space of my former countrymen? Will I learn to love Putin as 85 percent of Russians profess to […]

Ben Stiller Is Adapting Super Sad True Love Story For TV

Fire up your apparats, everyone. Ben Stiller may end up executive-producing a small screen adaptation of Gary Shteyngart’s 2010 hit Super Sad True Love Story. Shteyngart’s acclaimed book—which narrates the sweet and melancholy courtship...Show More Summary

Ben Stiller joins Gary Shteyngart TV project

Ben Stiller has signed on to executive produce and direct a television adaptation of "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart, according to Deadline. The 2010 novel was a bestseller the Los Angeles Times found to be "hilarious and sad."

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