|—||Anthony Lane on cat lovers. Read hisforeword to “The Big New Yorker Book of Cats”: http://nyr.kr/17VS58p (via newyorker)|
Everyone’s thrilled about the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch starring in Hamlet in Spring 2014, so I thought it was time to put together my own cutting-edge concept for the show.
(I confess I am partly reworking my previous movie pitch, but since Hollywood wouldn’t give me the backing, I’ve got to do something with all these classically trained otters, haven’t I?)
WIN A ‘THE FIFTH ESTATE’ POSTER SIGNED BY BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!
We’ve got three to give away - one for each of our main social networks.
For a chance to win the Tumblr poster simply like or re-blog this post. We’re also running the competition on Facebook (all you need to do is like or comment on our ‘The Fifth Estate’ post) and for the Twitter one you can enter here.
You only need enter once on each network and winners will be drawn at random. The competition is open worldwide and closes next Monday 21/10/2013. The competition is open worldwide.
Don’t forget you can read our in-depth review of the movie here.
Celeste Ballard imagines excerpts from the collected letters of Julian Assange: http://nyr.kr/15FbQDo
“I believe you are well intentioned, but surely you can see it is a bad idea for me to get off of this elliptical machine even though I have been on it for more than the allotted thirty minutes.
Consider the consequences of me leaving this machine. My paunch will grow at a rate faster than the greed of your corrupt government. My abs, no longer rock hard, will permit my lily-white stomach to pillow over the waistband of my bluejeans. It is most toxic and I cannot allow it.”
Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty
For those of you who missed it, Benedict Cumberbatch took part in an online Q&A on Reddit AMA on 11th October 2013, in promotion for his new movie The Fifth Estate. Below are some of the highlights.
Q. What’s the weirdest encounter you’ve had with a fan? – FullOnPleb
A. Ted Danson at a…
|—||Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult to Love (via quoted-books)|
via Real Time with Bill Maher
[pre-gifs] “…So, she [Paris Hilton] was a very wealthy woman, [initially] not that well known and then she gets to mega-stardom. How? The sex tape. Which was made by her boyfriend at the time, who was married, and thirteen years her senior. She sued to try and stop it [the tape’s circulation] and she couldn’t and it became the best selling sex tape for two years on the porn market.”
Well, that makes a lot of sense and now I feel kind of mean.