Sunday links stripped-down

10th August 2014

It’s our boy Ben’s 21st birthday today, and we have had an excellent party in Whitstable. This morning’s links have now been added to, with – as before – apologies for not properly crediting those who highlighted for me many of the below.

True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolato on season 2, ‘stupid criticism’ and rumors of on-set drama: Lacey Rose’s cover story for The Hollywood Reporter is a great read.

Hollywood theatrical issues – past, present, and future: Eric Hoyt discusses his new book Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video – with added moving images.

Hitch’s ‘favourite stooge’: Philip French in the TLS on a life of scriptwriter Charles Bennett.

The Big Chill – these are your parents: writer and filmmaker Lena Dunham at Criterion on the people in Lawrence Kasdan’s 1983 movie.

Heinz Emigholz – building in time: from Sight & Sound, Aaron Cutler on film, photography, modernism and architecture, as seen by the German filmmaker.

The Tate affair – then and now: thoughts on the 1950s and now from Rosalind Mckever at Apollo.

Museum under fire for selling its art: the problems of the Delaware Art Museum, reported by Deborah Solomon for The New York Times.

The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip: an engaging short article by Christopher Hawthorne for the Los Angeles Times.

A raised voice: Claudia Roth Pierpoint on Nina Simone, from The New Yorker.

A message from the Amazon books team: really interesting, and an important issue.

Penguin’s new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – securing the image, securing the female child: Jessica Sage posts on the blog for the Feminist & Women’s Studies Association.

The costly business of photo book publishing: the economics analysed by Kris Wilton at Photo District News.

Photographer Garry Winogrand captured America as it split wide open: Jerry Saltz for New York Magazine on a Met show that I would dearly love to see.

The Nether: Holger Syme contributes to the debate.

Clickhole or die – the fight over ‘sponsored content’ is 150 years old: Matt Novak at Paleofuture.

Shining a light into the BBC radio archives: ‘How to process very large archives cheaply, quickly and at scale.

The hi-tech mess of higher education: a piece for The New York Review of Books by David Bromwich prompted by the documentary Ivory Tower.

Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great War centenary?: a very useful round-up of activities from Luke McKernan.

Stratford, the Shakespeare revival and World War 1: a lovely post by Sylvia Morris at The Shakespeare blog, which is where the detail above of an image of Morris dancing on the Avon comes from.

Academics fear for Warburg Institute’s London library, saved from the Nazis: this is important, as Maev Kennedy reports for the Guardian.

A pound here, a pound there: David Runciman on gambling, from the London Review of Books.

• The return of coach Lasso: NBC’s new promotional spot with Jason Sudeikis for their Premiership coverage – silly, but very funny:


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