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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael Chabon Slams Israeli Occupation of Palestinians

By Joe Dyke | ( Your Middle East | – – American author Michael Chabon’s Jewish identity has long been central to his work. From 2001’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Amazing Adventures of…

It is time to stop celebrating Jewish dissent in the Palestine solidarity movement

Pulitzer Prize laureate Michael Chabon's recent interview in which he describes the horrors he witnessed while on a tour of Hebron has been circulated amongst Palestinian-rights activists like brush fire, often prefaced with an explanation...Show More Summary

Chabon calls occupation ‘the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life’ and says he is ‘culpable’

"I have seen bad things in my own country, America," says novelist Michael Chabon, but the Israeli occupation "is the worst thing I have ever seen, just purely in terms of injustice," and he says he is "culpable" for giving money to the Jewish National Fund.

Hasbro Cinematic Universe Brings in Marvel Writers

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Akiva Goldsman will lead a writers room for the 'G.I. Joe', 'Micronauts' and other Hasbro franchises that includes Michael Chabon and Nicole Perlman.

Newswire: Michael Chabon and Brian K. Vaughn to help create Hasbro’s shared movie universe

Once you get past the knee-jerk nausea that comes with yet another shared cinematic universe and actually absorbs the details, Hasbro’s planned multi-property multi-film project is actually surprisingly interesting. The toy and board...Show More Summary

Akiva Goldsman has gathered a hell of a strong writers room for the HASBRO Cinematic Universe!

Top-lined by Michael Chabon and Brian K. Vaughn, these writers will figure out how to make a shared cinematic universe for GI Joe, Micronauts, M.A.S.K., ROM and Visionaries. Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Maybe we've already hit bottom on this whole shared universes thing? I mean, Marvel and DC are one thing... Show More Summary

Hasbro Cinematic Universe Assembles Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan

“Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman will join Vaughan and Chabon in the writers room for Hasbro’s interconnected movie universe.

The “Hasbro Cinematic Universe” Adds Brian K. Vaughn, Michael Chabon and More to Its Writers Room

Late last year, we first learned about plans for a “Hasbro Cinematic Universe” that would unite the G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and ROM characters in a shared on-screen world. At the time, this news filled me with dread. Not because...Show More Summary

Mark Ronson – “Summer Breaking” / “Daffodils” (Feat. Kevin Parker) Video

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Mark Ronson’s most recent album, Uptown Special, features a few collaborations with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, two of which are “Summer Breaking” and “Daffodils.” (Both songs also feature lyrics written by Michael Chabon.) The tracks are featured in a new joint video, which is appropriately set during the summer and transitions into a pretty epic […]

Michael Chabon Is Trying To Make It As A Songwriter For Real

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Michael Chabon — the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union — had a co-writing credit on the majority of the songs on Mark Ronson’s newest album, Uptown Special, and now it looks like the author may be getting into the music-writing business for real. Billboard […]

Around Town - Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman In Conversation

Tue 03 Nov The Sydney Writers' Festival presents Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, wife and husband team of best-selling authors, in conversation with each other....

What I bought – 19 August 2015

“I knew it,” Landsman says. “The minute I walked into the room and saw Lasker lying there, I said to myself, Landsman, this whole case is going to turn on a question of pie.” (Michael Chabon, from The Yiddish Policemen’s Union) Wolf #2 by Clayton Cowles (letterer), Ales Kot (writer), Lee Loughridge (colorist), and Matt […]

Adventures In Author Events: Tales from the 'Sacramento Bee' Book Club

9 months agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Michael Chabon had just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay when he spoke in front of the Sacramento Bee Book Club. The crowd of 700 (mostly women) seemed somewhat tense when the strikingly handsome writer strolled across the stage to the microphone—maybe they were a bit intimidated.

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 »

Newswire: Michael Chabon in talks to write the amazing (musical) adventures of Tom Cruise

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon might soon be writing another musical comedy for Tom Cruise to star in—according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s in talks to work on the screenplay for Disney’s Bob The Musical. Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie is reportedly working on the songs, and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) will direct. Show More Summary

‘Bob the Musical’ Picks Up Songwriter Bret McKenzie and Screenwriter Michael Chabon

9 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Bob the Musical has been in development for over ten years at this point, with everyone from the Lego Movie directors to the Frozen composers linked at various points. But the latest incarnation seems to be picking up steam, with a high-profile team on board. Show More Summary

Bob the Musical is Back on with Tom Cruise Circling

9 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Michael Chabon in talks to write the script for the film, Bret McKenzie to write the songs The post Bob the Musical is Back on with Tom Cruise Circling appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Third Way

You may have heard that E.L. Doctorow passed away last week. The Ragtime and Billy Bathgate author was known for his mastery of historical fiction. At The Guardian, Michael Chabon offers a tribute, arguing that Doctorow found a way out of the binary trap between postmodernism and realism.

Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon’s ‘damaging’ power

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett are putting their names to a letter attacking Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world of books” and calling on the US justice department to investigate the retailer’s “power over the book market”. The letter,...

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