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Robin Williams’ Celebrity Struggles: A Discussion with Dave Itzkoff by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (ep. 31)

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_031_12-16-19.mp3 New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to consider issues raised by Dave's 2018 biography Robin: How do we make sense of our strange relation to celebrities, and what are strategies that celebrities use to deal with their asymmetric relationship to the world? While Robin Williams tried, in gratitude, to share himself with his ...
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Documentary Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield Shares the Books and Movies You Should Read and Watch Alongside Her Work [Interview]

Lauren Greenfield has been a professional photographer since the Reagan era, documenting the American Dream’s devolution into insatiable avarice and a form of capitalism increasingly based on cruelty through a singular lens. She’s also an acclaimed documentarian of the 21st century whose latest film, The Kingmaker , about former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, tells a very different kind of wealth story than her previous films. Greenfield is a renaissance woman in every sense of ...
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What Makes A Novel Transgressive, What Makes It Unpublishable, And How That Changes Over Time

Bret Easton Ellis grants that almost no house would publish American Psycho today (he wouldn’t even want to write it today), and it’s hard to imagine any American publisher releasing Lolita in 2019 if it weren’t already famous. “[Yet] if Lolita is a scandalous novel about child abuse, why are A Little Life and My Absolute Darling, which are much more graphic, so much less so? Times have changed since 1955, of course, but the idea of the novel’s purpose has changed too.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Bret Easton Ellis, Lolita, 05.02.19


Bret Easton Ellis: ‘My ability to trigger millennials is insane’

The former enfant terrible of 80s literature is now a self-appointed scourge of victimhood and outrage. He talks about his first book for a decadePoor Bret Easton Ellis. For someone I imagine to be rather fastidious – years ago, a friend of mine visited his New York apartment, where he was a little surprised to be told not to touch any of its owner’s CDs – this can hardly be the easiest of Monday mornings. For one thing, Virgin Atlantic has lost his luggage. Ahead of my arrival at his pristine L...
Tags: Books, Culture, Essays, Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho


22 bookstores to visit on Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Independent Bookstore Day is April 27, and you can show your appreciation by stopping in at your local independent. Southern California bookstores will be offering author appearances, scavenger hunts, storytelling, musical performances, sales on their own items, plus exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise and more. Here is a list of some stores participating in Independent Bookstore Day. For more information, go to www.indiebookstoreday.com. LOS ANGELES COUNTY Amoeba Music: Exclusive ...
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Nonfiction: Bret Easton Ellis Takes On ‘Generation Wuss’

Ellis, perpetual bad boy and avatar of Generation X, delivers in his first nonfiction book, “White,” a series of rants against the politics of the young and woke.
Tags: News, Millennial Generation, Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis, BRET EASTON, White (Book


In 'White' Bret Easton Ellis Falls Victim To The Behavior He Criticizes

It's possible to seriously consider the left's preoccupation with public shaming, its increasingly repetitive vocabulary of resistance and privilege — and do it well. But that's not been done here.(Image credit: Knopf)
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Bret Easton Ellis interviewed by Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner interviews Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and an evidently half-hearted believer in the idea that America has overreacted to Donald Trump's elevation to the presidency. [Chotiner] There are a lot of things to get angry about: children being separated from their parents, Trump saying nice things about marchers in Charlottesville. What is it that bothers you about this? [Ellis] You do know that plenty of people don’t think that? You do understand that? Don’t think what...
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"The hysteria over Trump is what I am talking about. It’s not about his policies or supposed racism. It’s about what I see as an overreaction to Trump...."

"I just think that there is a man that got elected President. He is in the White House. He has vast support from his base. He was elected fairly and legally. And I think what happened is that the left is so hurt by this that they have overreacted to the Presidency. Now, look, I live with a Democratic, socialist-bordering-on-communist millennial. I hear it every day.... I am not that interested in politics. I am not that interested in policy. What I was interested in was the coverage. Especially ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, White House, Trump, Bret Easton Ellis, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Isaac Chotiner, Trump derangement syndrome, Chotiner


Bret Easton Ellis turns to nonfiction to talk Trump, Kanye West, ‘American Psycho’ and our whiny culture in ‘White’

By the fall of 1990, Bret Easton Ellis had enjoyed the success of his debut novel “Less Than Zero,” seen it adapted by Hollywood, and published a second novel all before he’d turned 27. And then “American Psycho” happened. Or more accurately, at first it didn’t happen: Just weeks before publication, Simon & Schuster canceled the book amid outcry over the violence in the black satire about a yuppie Wall Street serial killer. And then it was back on. Knopf plucked “American Psycho” off its rival p...
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April 16: Tankee Talks Startup Success

Tankee won their category at SXSW Pitch 2019: Learn more on Tues, April 16 at Capital Factory The Forrest Four-Cast: April 8, 2019 Who won SXSW 2019? You can make a pretty strong case for Tankee, which is the first safe, digital destination for kids ages 6-to-12 years-old to enjoy gaming videos. This Austin-based startup won the Entertainment & Content category at SXSW Pitch. They also exhibited at the SXSW EDU Expo as well as the SXSW Gaming Expo. Moreover, the company’s co-founder and CEO G...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Austin, Creativity, Amd, Videogames, Sxsw, Bret Easton Ellis, Central Texas, Hugh Forrest, Capital Factory, Youngblood, Evan Loomis, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin Startups, Austin Technology Council




"The collective outrage over 'American Psycho' provides a context for the essays in 'White,' whose topics range from [Bret Easton] Ellis’s unsupervised 1970s childhood..."

"... in upper-middle-class Sherman Oaks, Calif., to his critiques of movies and movie stars, to President Trump and the digital echo chamber. His points are not always agreeable, but that’s never stopped him. In one essay, 'Liking,' Ellis indicts the 'horrible blooming of "relatability" — the inclusion of everybody into the same mind-set … the ideology that proposes everybody should be on the same page, the better page.'... He’s complained about liberals who think he’s a Trump apologist.... 'Lat...
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Bret Easton Ellis Has Calmed Down. He Thinks You Should, Too.

In the 1980s and ’90s, the novelist was seen as a literary bad boy and the voice of his generation. Now 55, he’s about to publish his first book in nine years.
Tags: News, Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis, Books and Literature, BRET EASTON, Writing and Writers, American Psycho (Book, White (Book


The Week in Books

Salman Rushdie on a “dazzling” debut novel, Bret Easton Ellis, the birth of American Modernism and more.
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Under the Silver Lake – A Movie Watched First at Cannes

Under the Silver Lake is a weird movie, but it is not unwatchable. On the contrary, it is somehow very esthetic. Andrew Garfield is also very good in this type of role. When I say it’s weird, think at David Lynch adapting a Bret Easton Ellis kind of weird. The difference is that David Robert […] The post Under the Silver Lake – A Movie Watched First at Cannes appeared first on Rodolfo Grimaldi Blog.
Tags: Movies, Andrew Garfield, David Lynch, Cannes, Silver Lake, Bret Easton Ellis, David Robert


The Top 10 Horror Movie Slashers

Top 10 Horror Movie Slashers You know their names. You know their history and the names of their victims. Freddy. Jason. Michael. Chucky. These names are as synonymous with the horror genre as Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman. They are, these days, perhaps even more iconic than the Universal Monsters of old. Each has their own unique look and their own unique way of taking their victims. Whether it’s by knife, by machete, by claw or by hook, the matter in which victims meet their demise i...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, New York, Movies, Ghostface, Chucky, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jason, Mila Kunis, Psycho, Michael, Behind The Mask, Billy, Scream, Hewitt


A Week In New York City On A $150,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Finances... and Everyone Else'...
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Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner on Manson Murders Movie ‘Charlie Says,’ Starring Matt Smith

Director Mary Harron and writer Guinevere Turner have made three films together now, starting with the extraordinary 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s “American Psycho” that set its star, Christian Bale, on course for the A-list. After that came “The Notorious Bettie Page” (2005), a biopic of the infamous New York bondage model who burst […]
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Hulu’s Less Than Zero Series Rounds Out Cast

Hulu’s Less Than Zero reboot rounds out cast After finding its lead star for the drama series pilot, Deadline reports that Hulu has already rounded out the cast for its upcoming adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero. Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead), who was cast in the lead role of Clay, will be joined by Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs), Cooper Koch (Fracture), Keenan Jolliff (Marvel’s Daredevil), Ronen Rubinstein (Dead of Summer) and James Bloor (Leatherface). The drama pil...
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Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’ Pilot Adds Six to Cast, Including ‘Dead of Summer’ Alum

The “Less Than Zero” pilot at Hulu has rounded out its main cast with the addition of six more actors, Variety has learned. Lily Donoghue, Cooper Koch, Keenan Jolliff, Ronen Rubinstein, and James Bloor have all joined the drama pilot, which is based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name. They join previously announced […]
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Less Than Zero Series Adds Austin Abrams in Lead Role

Less Than Zero series adds Austin Abrams in lead role Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero has cast Austin Abrams in the lead role of Clay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Abrams, well-known for his roles on the final season of The Americans as well as The Walking Dead and Brad’s Status, will be playing the role previously portrayed by Andrew McCarthy (Weekend at Bernie’s) in the 1987 adaptation. The original film version also starred Robert ...
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Austin Abrams Lands Lead in Hulu’s ‘Less Than Zero’ Adaptation

Austin Abrams has landed the lead role in Hulu’s “Less Than Zero” adaptation, Variety has learned. Abrams will play Clay in the television project based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel of the same name. Clay is described as having grown up in the “excess and lavish 80s Los Angeles,” but unlike all of his […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Hulu, Clay, Abrams, Bret Easton Ellis, Austin Abrams, Less Than Zero


‘American Psycho II’ Is the Kind of Sloppy Mess That Patrick Bateman Would Despise

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we find out what happens after Patrick Bateman realized he would never be caught or made to pay for his crimes.) The poster for 2002’s American Psycho II: All American Girl promises a killer who’s angrier, deadlier, and sexier, but not only does it fail to deliver on all three it also fails to understand that none of those adjectives speak to the ...
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Lykke Li Remains Gloriously Tragic On So Sad, So Sexy

The best way to appreciate any work by Lykke Li is to go into it knowing nothing at all about what’s going on in her life, who produced it, who wrote on it, or any of the details reviewers typically collect on an artist to give their work context. No, with Li, everything is more enjoyable if you just listen. Let it wash over you. Commit to the soundscape she presents and live within her world, limitations and all. Accept it on her terms. It’s what she wants you to do anyway, and fighting that h...
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Shorties (Best New European Fiction, Bettye LaVette on Covering Bob Dylan, and more)

The Guardian previewed forthcoming European fiction (and its authors). Bettye LaVette discussed her Bob Dylan covers album, Things Have Changed, with All Things Considered. May's best eBook deals. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed musician Mary Lattimore. BOMB interviewed author Rita Bullwinkel. Stream a new song. The film adaptation of Susan Scarf Merrell's novel Shirley will feature Elizabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson. SSENSE profiled the band Beach House. Alicia Kopf disc...
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Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘Less Than Zero’ in Development as Hulu Series

Hulu is developing a series based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel “Less Than Zero,” Variety has learned. The story follows a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. The series is described as a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in […]
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Hulu is Developing Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero

Hulu is developing a TV adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero Hulu has announced it is developing Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel of the same name. Ellis, writer Craig Wright (Greenleaf), and Fox 21 Television Studios have paired up to bring this adaptation to life. Ellis and Wright will executive produce the series. Less Than Zero is officially described as follows: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coo...
Tags: TV, Movies, Los Angeles, TV News, Streaming, Hulu, Clay, Wright, Blair, Ellis, Bret Easton Ellis, Julian, Spago, Fox 21 Television Studios, ComingSoon, Bret Easton Ellis Less Than Zero Hulu


The Beauty Treatment That Made Me Love My Least Fave Body Part

I hate feet, and I always have. It doesn't matter if they are my own or belong to the hottest person ever. Jared Leto? Keep your socks on. Beyoncé? Please, every flip-flop you own in a box to the left. I find toes ugly and feet unhygienic, and I used to despise getting pedicures equally as much as going to the gynecologist before finally accepting them as a necessary evil. Which is why I felt both elation and terror when I discovered Baby Foot, a Japanese-devised beauty product that promises to...
Tags: Beyonce, Beauty, Jared Leto, Marie Antoinette, Bret Easton Ellis, Beauty tips, Beauty Review, Pedicure


Ingrid Goes West, #perfectlife, and the Nightmare of Instagram

I very much enjoyed Ingrid Goes West due to the way it dramatizes the deranging effects of anyone seeking approval and self-validation on social media. The hook of the movie which involves Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) macing a beautiful Instagram star at her wedding was entertaining, but Ingrid's tendency to spend all of her time on her iPhone, mostly repetitively liking other people's Instagram posts, fully got my attention. The movie is full of the little beeps, boops, and buzzes of the App...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Instagram, Patricia Highsmith, Los Angeles, Paris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Taylor, Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid, Bret Easton Ellis, Ripley, Nicky, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Matt Spicer