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Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

Silence Once Begun: a Talk With Jesse Ball

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jesse Ball's new novel Silence Once Begun has just been released by Pantheon. His three previous novels are The Way Through Doors, Samedi the Deafness and Curfew. He's also written several works of verse.

An Honest Ghost: A Novel by Rick Whitaker

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Filip Noterdaeme

Taken out of their original context and ingeniously recycled into a mosaic of quotations, these sentences now tell a compelling new story that, according to the author, bears a close resemblance to his own life.

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.

Letter From Croatia: Ston Walled

Francis Levy | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Modern man's full of inner defenses.

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Kafka's Heartbreaking Letter To His Father

Posted 07.03.2013 | Books

Today would have been Franz Kafka's 130th birthday. The following is an excerpt of a letter that Kafka wrote to his father, Hermann Kafka, in 1919. He...

Google Woke Up One Morning Transformed Into A Horrible Vermin

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

On Wednesday morning, Google woke from troubled dreams, and found its logo transformed into a giant cockroach. Google celebrated author Franz Kafka...

Kafka and D'Annunzio

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

There is something perverse and voyeuristic about visiting the private homes of famous people.  Yet, as time goes by, I find the grand fame of publ...

How Google Killed Me

Amy Wilentz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Amy Wilentz

Finding myself offed by the world's greatest search engine, I began to wonder how they'd ended up sending me to an untimely grave.

WATCH: Mind-bending Advertisement For Online Bookseller

Posted 03.12.2012 | Books

Animation studio Buck is known for mind-bending creative work for clients including Google, Honda and the Sundance Festival - so when they turned thei...

Book Smart Street Art

Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts

When you look at a Shakespeare play you may see many things: a masterpiece, a classic, or a headache, but Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), s...

WATCH: 'The L Train Song' Pokes Fun At Pretentious Subway Riders

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.02.2011 | Comedy

This song is for everyone who ever suspiciously peered over a fellow subway rider's shoulder and judged that person by what he or she was reading -- s...

Literary Characters Who Should Be Tweeting

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

As any true Joyce fan knows, Bloomsday is fast approaching, and this year, thanks to Twitter, there will be a new way to celebrate. One dedicated fan ...

From Kafka To Larsson: Great Posthumous Novels

Telegraph | James Lachno | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

From Kafka to Larsson, these authors have had some of their greatest work published after their deaths....

Franz Kafka Letters To Favorite Sister Sold

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books

More than 100 letters and postcards sent by Franz Kafka to his favourite sister Ottla have been jointly purchased by Oxford's Bodleian library and a r...

Kafka Gets A Makeover

Creative Review | Mark Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Mendelsund is a book cover designer at Alfred A Knopf in New York and recently became the art director of Knopf imprint, Pantheon. He documents ...

Kafka And Kittens! 'The Meowmorphosis' Book Coming Soon

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What if Gregor Samsa woke up to find he was not a cockroach -- not "horrible vermin," as Franz Kafka wrote in "The Metamorphosis," but a super-cute ki...

Kafka and the True Way

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Vognar

~Franz Kafka: "The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It SEEMS intended more to cause stumb...

Twain, Salinger, Kafka ...

guardian.co.uk | Nicholas Royle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringin...

WATCH: Prague's Kafka International Airport

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you hate flying, steer clear of Prague. Franz Kafka International Airport is the worst airport in the world, says The Onion News Network. The air...

Lost Kafka Writings Trapped In Trial

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

JERUSALEM — It seems almost Kafkaesque: Ten safety deposit boxes of never-published writings by Franz Kafka, their exact contents unknown, are t...

Kafka Manuscripts: The Fight Over Kafka

Rodger Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rodger Kamenetz

Who does Kafka belong to? The court case in Israel over the past two years will eventually decide the proper ownership of certain manuscripts of Kafka's.

Kafka Manuscripts: Will We Ever See His Cache Of Unpubilshed Works?

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request, seeding a complex legal battle o...