The Book Report is a series that promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Catch evenings of live, in-person Book Reports that will remind you of the third grade in the best possible...Show More Summary
Classy but still just a smidge sordid, “Burton and Taylor” (airing Wednesday night on BBC America) tells a sad but conclusive story about the last time the married-divorced-remarried-divorced acting legends worked together and broke one another’s hearts in the process, headlining a short-lived 1983 Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” Read full article >>
Yet another aspect of Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian fiction novel Super Sad True Love Story is coming true for reals this week. Besides anticipating Occupy Wall Street, as well as Bloomberg’s sweep of Zuccotti Park (although getting it wrong on how utterly successful such sweeping would be), Shteyngart proposed the idea of instant, real-time and broadcast credit ratings.
Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story is now a reality. He got to try Google Glass and wrote about the experience for The New Yorker. “When the velvet-rope hostess at the of-the-moment Wythe Hotel bar in Williamsburg stops to take a photo of me with her iPhone, I know exactly what the producer meant. [...]Show More Summary
In his novel Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart writes about a society, five minutes into the future, that has a weird neurotic relationship with gadgets and social media, as focused through a device called an "äppärät." Now, Shteyngart has tried the Google Glass, and in many ways the future he wrote about seems to have arrived. Read more...
The rumor mill’s been buzzing for a while, but now it’s official: Gary Shteyngart — “Super Sad True Love Story” author, professional blurb writer, dachshund owner and reader of "Middlemarch" — will follow up his three best-selling novels with a memoir, according to his publisher, Random...
Jon Methven (of This Is Your Captain Speaking) has a problem: one of his characters trashed his novel on Amazon. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts...Show More Summary
I was so loving the story of this picture of Adele supposedly cussing out Chris Brown for not giving Frank Ocean a standing ovation at the Grammy’s Sunday night. Sadly..it turns out that story wasn’t true and they were just being nice to each other. I liked Adele better when I thought she was being a ball-busting, British bad ass.
From the annals of people who truly have either too much time on their hands or the golden touch when it comes to writing grant applications, I give you this gem. Interestingly, the ScienceDirect system where the paper is hosted seems...Show More Summary
Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts two... “A Right Fit”: Navigating the World of Literary Agents If...Show More Summary
The post Super Sad True Love Story: A Review appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. In my continuing quest to reflect on books which I have found important to my own work, I give you a work of fiction, first published in mid-2011:...Show More Summary
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about data recently. It’s not just reading books like The Information or Mirror Worlds (or Super Sad True Love Story, a science fiction novel that is both compelling and scary), it’s my day to day work, both at FM (where we deal with literally 25 billion ad calls [...]
In his book A Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart imagines a future in which the very smell of books is disgusting to hyper-digital New Yorkers. That day is still far off, but it’s true that many of us have eschewed printed books for digital readers. Show More Summary
You can’t believe everything Gary Shteyngart says. Friday night at the Folger Library, the Russian immigrant held up a copy of his celebrated novel “Super Sad True Love Story” and told us, “The best thing about this book is its cover.” Read full article >>
Remember the dystopian novel Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart? It was a thing. One aspect of the dystopia was that women were always running around in "Onionskin jeans" which were transparent. Shteyngart wrote: More » Post from: TheGloss
Welcome to Great Moments in Drunken Hookup Failure, where we showcase three heartwarming true stories of drunken love gone horribly awry. Off we go. More »
When Sinead O’Connor‘s marriage to Barry Herridge come to a sudden end just before Christmas, my world became a dark, empty cage of sadness and depression. Was there nothing true in this world? Was anal not the key to the soul? But, alas, a beacon of light has come shining through, proving that love conquers Read More...
In a One on One interview, Gary Shteyngart, author of the novel "Super Sad True Love Story," talks about his predictions of the future of privacy, ratings for everything, onions skin jeans, inequality and the Occupy movement and of course, the äppärät. All that and bad coffee.
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Tonight at Columbia: A conversation with Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and most recently Super Sad True Love Story. Moderated by McKenzie Wark, professor of media and cultural studies at The New School and author of Gamer Theory. “Rewiring the Real” at 6:30 P.M.