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‘The Mosquito Coast’ Trailer: Justin Theroux and His Family Are On the Run

The Mosquito Coast is a novel by Paul Theroux that was previously adapted into a film starring Harrison Ford. Now it’s getting another adaptation for Apple TV+, with Justin Theroux set to star. As you might notice, Theroux shares a last name with the book’s author – and that’s because he’s Paul Theroux’s nephew, which is some fun trivia you can store away in your brain right now and bring it up at your next cocktail party. In The Mosquito Coast, an inventor uproots his family and takes them on ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, US, America, Justin-Theroux, Rupert Wyatt, Adaptation, Harrison Ford, Paul Theroux, Harrison, Theroux, Mosquito Coast, Tom Bissell, Peter Weir

The Mosquito Coast Trailer Starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George

The Mosquito Coast trailer starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for their upcoming series adaptation of The Mosquito Coast, based on author Paul Theroux’s best-selling novel of the same name. The seven-episode adaptation is set to premiere its first two episodes on Friday, April 30 followed by new episodes every Friday on Apple TV+. Check out The Mosquito Coast trailer in the player below! The video features Justin Theroux’s Allie Fox as h...
Tags: Apple, Video, TV, Movies, Mexico, US, Justin Theroux, Rupert Wyatt, TV News, Natalie Portman, Paul Theroux, PAUL, Golden Globe, Cross, Freemantle, Theroux

"It’s more necessary than ever to find the empathetic experience of meeting another person, being in another culture, to smell it, to suffer it, to put up with the hardship and the nuisances of travel, all of that matters."

The pro-travel position, aspirationally articulated by Paul Theroux, quoted in (NYT). Nice photo of Theroux's workspace at the link. I'm a longtime fan of that genre of photography, and I declare this example worth a click. I'm also a longtime participant in the debate about whether to travel, and I'm more of a con than a pro. In that light, I'll say that Theroux sets a somewhat high bar for what you're supposed to be doing in this thing called travel — "empathetic experience," "being in, "sme...
Tags: Travel, Law, Paul Theroux, Theroux, Ann Althouse, NYT Nice

Paul Theroux At (Almost) 80

“I was once a hot shot, I was once the punk,” Theroux said. “And anyone who has once been a punk, eventually you’re older, and you see the turning of the years as it is. We all feel it, every writer. They might deny it. But they do, they all feel it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Paul Theroux, Theroux, 03.28.21

The Mosquito Coast Teaser: Justin Theroux Leads Apple TV+ Adaptation

The Mosquito Coast Teaser: Justin Theroux leads Apple TV+ adaptation A little over a year since the series adaptation was first announced, Apple TV+ has unveiled the first and premiere date for the Justin Theroux-starring iteration of The Mosquito Coast, based on the novel of the same name penned by his uncle Paul Theroux. The teaser can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Mythic Quest Season 2 Teaser: All This Play is a Lot of Work if ( ! ezoic_test() )...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Mexico, US, Apple TV, Justin Theroux, Rupert Wyatt, TV News, Streaming, Teaser, Paul Theroux, PAUL, Golden Globe, Cross

Apple Shares Teaser for 'The Mosquito Coast' Coming to Apple TV+ April 30

Apple today shared a teaser trailer for "The Mosquito Coast," a TV series starring Justin Theroux that's coming to Apple TV+ on Friday, April 30. Adapted from the novel of the same name, "The Mosquito Coast" follows a radical inventor who uproots his family and moves to Mexico to escape the U.S. government.From award-winning novelist and creator Neil Cross, and based on the best-selling book by Paul Theroux which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, "The Mosquito Coast" is a gripping adve...
Tags: Apple, Mexico, US, Justin Theroux, Paul Theroux, Theroux, Neil Cross, Mosquito Coast, Gabriel Bateman, Allie Fox, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Melissa George Logan

Apple TV Plus Releases First Look at ‘Physical,’ ‘The Mosquito Coast’

“The Mosquito Coast,” Apple TV Plus’ adaptation of Paul Theroux’s novel of the same name will premiere April 30, while “Physical,” a new 1980s-set dark comedy created by Annie Weisman and starring Rose Byrne, will launch in the summer. “The Mosquito Coast” stars Justin Theroux as a radical idealist and inventor named Allie Fox who […]
Tags: Apple, News, Justin Theroux, Rose Byrne, Paul Theroux, Mosquito Coast, Physical, Allie Fox, Annie Weisman, The Mosquito Coast, Mosquito Coast Apple

Shorties (Eula Biss on Her New Book, The Best Covers of Leonard Cohen Songs, and more)

Eula Biss discussed her new book Having and Being Had with The Cut. Cover Me shared the best covers of Leonard Cohen songs. September's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson West with the Night by Beryl Markham eBook on sale for $1.99 today: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Paste previewed September's best alb...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Oklahoma, Lawrence Wright, Leonard Cohen, Paul Theroux, Elena Ferrante, Hari Kunzru, Ma, Owen Pallett, Angel Olsen, Eula Biss, Beryl Markham, Great Railway Bazaar, McEntire

Paul Theroux Recalls A Fear-Filled Lockdown

In 1966, the writer was in Uganda at a time of curfew and violence. It shaped his thinking about travel writing’s imperative to bear witness.
Tags: News, Africa, Uganda, Epidemics, Plague, Paul Theroux, Amin, IDI, Travel and Vacations, Curfews, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

A World Turned Upside-Down

In 1966, the writer Paul Theroux was in Uganda at a time of curfew and violence. It shaped his thinking about travel writing’s imperative to bear witness.
Tags: News, Africa, Uganda, Epidemics, Plague, Paul Theroux, Amin, IDI, Travel and Vacations, Curfews, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Send us a tip about your favourite travel book for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Whether it’s an exploration of a local landscape or a tale of an exotic destination, we want to hear about your literary choicesTravel books not only broaden the mind and provide inspiration for your own dream journey, they can transport you to another world.From Xenophon through Marco Polo to Robert Macfarlane via Dervla Murphy and Paul Theroux, travel literature has been exciting imaginations for centuries. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Marco Polo, Paul Theroux, Dervla Murphy, Robert Macfarlane, Xenophon

Shorties (Liz Phair on Her New Memoir, An Interview with Carmen Maria Machado, and more)

The Millions interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado. Liz Phair discussed her new memoir Horror Stories with Salon and Chicago. Stream a new song by Phair. October's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Meridian by Alice Walker Pitchfork listed the best albums of the 2010s. Jac Jemc shared her love for the Real Housewives series at Electric Eel. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Jemc. Stream a new song by Caribou. The 2019 National Book Award finalists have been na...
Tags: Music, Wilco, Chicago, David, Brooklyn, Liz Phair, Paul Theroux, Meridian, Bonnie Prince Billy, Lucy Dacus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Phil Collins, Jac Jemc, Phair, Carmen Maria Machado, Metro US

Oliver Sacks’ Recommended Reading List of 46 Books: From Plants and Neuroscience, to Poetry and the Prose of Nabokov

Image by Luigi Novi. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons We remember Oliver Sacks as a neurologist, but we remember him not least because he wrote quite a few books as well. If you read those books, you'll get a sense of Sacks' wide range of interests — invention, perception and misperception, hallucination, and more — few of which lack a connection to the human mind. His passion for ferns, the core subject of a travelogue he wrote in Oaxaca as well as an unexpectedly frequent objec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, College, America, Neuroscience, Antarctica, Charles Darwin, Arthur Conan Doyle, Seoul, Sigmund Freud, Oaxaca, Paul Theroux, Vladimir Nabokov, Robert, Francis Crick

May's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Here's to You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can by Barbara Gordon It's Not the End of the ...
Tags: Music, David, Tennessee, Steven Tyler, Muhammad Ali, Judy Blume, Devil, Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Rachel Robinson, Pablo Neruda, Henry Miller, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Margaret, Coco Chanel, Lamont

Literary Journey without Maps by Graham Greene

'His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves. Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, Journey Without Maps is the spellbinding record of Greene's journey. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by colonization. Western civilization had not yet impinged on either...
Tags: Books, Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Book Clubs, Graham Greene, Paul Theroux, Greene, MR Literary Club, Grand Bassa

Scribd kicks off its original content initiative with a book about Robert Mueller

Scribd is moving into the original content business with the release of “Mueller’s War,” a book by journalist Garrett Graff looking at the prosecutor’s time as a marine in the Vietnam War. CEO Trip Adler revealed earlier this year that the subscription e-book and audiobook service would be moving in this direction. Today, Scribd is actually releasing its first title and revealing more details about its plans. Adler told me the initial lineup of Scribd Originals mixes fiction and nonfiction, w...
Tags: Amazon, Scribd, Startups, Media, Tech, Paul Theroux, Mueller, Adler, Garrett Graff, Robert Mueller, Trip Adler, Mark Bryant, Roxane Gay Mark Seal Hilton Als Peter Heller


The same editing job that led me to complain about the hominid/hominin confusion brings us another such: the prehistoric continent now known, to some at least, as Sahul. To quote the Wikipedia article: Archaeological terminology for this region has changed repeatedly. Before the 1970s, the single Pleistocene landmass was called Australasia, derived from the Latin australis, meaning “southern”, although this word is most often used for a wider region that includes lands like New Zealand that are...
Tags: Australia, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Hawaii, Linguistics, New Zealand, Richard Dawkins, Australasia, Paul Theroux, Australia New Zealand, Timor, Sahul, Filewood, Meganesia, Australinea, Australia New Guinea

Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I...
Tags: Travel, Tim Cahill, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Paul Theroux, Top Travel Tips, Marcel Proust, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, J R R Tolkien, St Augustine, Susan Sontag, Wallace Stevens, Mary Anne Radmacher, Marty Rubin, Hilaire Belloc

I didn't know it was still predicted, but "A blue wave is predicted for the midterms. I’m not convinced" is...

... the title of an essay in WaPo by Paul Theroux, who wrote a book I like a lot — "The Mosquito Coast" — so I'll give it a read. I doubt if the author wrote the headline, but it is what caused me to click — only because I was just thinking that the term "blue wave" had been abandoned and the elections were now being discussed as some sort of dead heat to the finish line. Ihave quite a lot of sympathy for certain Trump voters, and (wait, please, let me finish) I've been making a list of some con...
Tags: Law, Mexico, America, Donald Trump, Emmett Till, Oaxaca, Paul Theroux, Trump, Rosa Parks, WaPo, Annette Funicello, Ciudad Juarez, Mexicali, Theroux, Ann Althouse, Reynosa

50 Awesome Inspirational Travel Quotes

As many of you know, I love to use quotes on my blog. Like a good photo, a good quote can stop you in your tracks and fill you with wonder. And when it comes to travel quotes, a good quote can make you stop what you’re doing, buy a plane or a train ticket, pack your suitcase, and run out the door for your next adventure. So here are 50 of my all-time favorite travel quotes. Hope you enjoy them! The Eifel Tower as seen from Trocadéro at dawn “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christi...
Tags: Travel, Quotes, Ray Bradbury, Austria, Slovenia, Tim Cahill, Gustave Flaubert, Mark Twain, Seattle, Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maya Angelou, Hans Christian Andersen, Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson

Remembering Nobel Laureate And Author V.S. Naipaul

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul has died. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with author Paul Theroux about Naipaul's influence on the literary world.
Tags: News, Npr, Paul Theroux, Naipaul, Lakshmi Singh

"On the one hand, he insists that the writer’s life is 'almost unapproachable, full of ambiguities.'"

"On the other, he defaults to the writer’s highest calling, his obligation 'to be vigilant and unsparing'. Spend time with a writer, he declares, and what do you get? 'Wool-gathering, silences, rants, evasions, the contents of a cracker barrel.' But then... in fewer than 500 words, he tells us all we need to know and it’s almost banal in its simplicity. His divided self derives from his parents. On his maternal side, he comes from upwardly mobile, highly successful Italian-American late-Victoria...
Tags: Law, Motherhood, Paul Theroux, Paulie, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Dittami

Shorties (New Christine Schutt Short Fiction, Joel Selvin on His New Grateful Dead Book, and more)

Granta features a new short story by Christine Schutt. Joel Selvin discussed his new book Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip with Rolling Stone. May's best eBook deals. Ceremony's Ross Farrar ranked the band's albums at Noisey. The Believer interviewed author Dan Sheehan. Francoise Hardy discussed the music that has informed her life at Pitchfork. Paste interviewed cartoonist Hope Larson. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. Lesl...
Tags: Music, Chicago, David, Beach House, Grateful Dead, Courtney Barnett, Paul Theroux, David Duchovny, Super Furry Animals, Dawes, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Shirley Jackson, Granta, Sheila Heti, Leslie Odom Jr, Eileen Pollack

Shorties (Korean Modernist Authors, An Oral History of Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison Album, and more)

Words Without Borders recommended Korean modernist authors. Rolling Stone shared an oral history of Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison album. May's best eBook deals. Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Laura Veirs. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Dan Sheehan. Stream a new Maltman Fair song. Electric Literature interviewed author Samantha Irby. PopMatters listed the best Teenage Fanclub songs. Catapult features new short fiction by Sharma Shields. Sigur Ros...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Rolling Stone, Chuck Palahniuk, Paul Theroux, Douglas, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jake Tapper, Literary Hub, Johnny Cash, Los Angeles Review of Books, Folsom Prison, Sheila Heti, Samantha Irby

May's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for 99 cents this month: Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodola Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book Can I Say by Travis Barker The Country of Ice Cream Star b...
Tags: Music, David, Jane Lynch, Bobby Brown, Leonard Cohen, Devil, Paul Theroux, Thich Nhat Hanh, Henry Miller, Kim Gordon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Anne, Harlan Ellison, Travis Barker, Lauren Groff, David McCullough

Shorties (An Interview with Ayòbámi Adébáyò, The Best Dream Pop Albums, and more)

Ayòbámi Adébáyò discussed her novel Stay With Me with the Guardian. Pitchfork listed the best dream pop albums. April's best eBook deals. Stream a new Sleepyhead song. Weekend Edition interviewed Madeline Miller about her new book, Circe. Amanda Petrusich on the music of John Fahey at the New Yorker. Rolling Stone profiled author Emma Cline. Stereogum reconsidered M83's Saturdays = Youth album, first released ten years ago. BOMB interviewed poet Jenny Xie. PopMatter...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, New Yorker, Paul Theroux, Jeff Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, John Fahey, Madeline Miller, Posies, Amanda Petrusich, Jenn Wasner, Yiyun LI, Ayobami Adebayo, Nafissa Thompson Spires, New Yorker Rolling Stone

Q&A: Why Paul Theroux Loves Cape Cod

As a child, the author was taken with the sunshine and beaches. He now spends every summer there because “nothing ever changes.”
Tags: News, Paul Theroux, PAUL, Theroux, Books and Literature, Travel and Vacations, Cape Cod (Mass

A Fan’s Notes: “Concert for George” (Four-LP Box Set)

“There was never a time when I did not exist, no you. Nor will there be any future in which we will cease to be.” — The Bhagavad-Gita “I could do something like that someday … You have all your best pals out there being groovy and making it interesting. I mean if I had a ‘special’ I’d have a few people who mean something to me.” — George Harrison George finally got his special but unfortunately, he wasn’t there to enjoy it, or maybe he was. He died on November 29, 2001. One year later, to the da...
Tags: Music, London, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison, The Beatles, Tom Hanks, Paul Mccartney, Monty Python, Pbs, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul Theroux, Ken Shane, A Fan's Notes, Blu, The Traveling Wilburys

In Love with The Aloha State: My Third Trip to Hawaii

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. — Paul Theroux As a full-time travel blogger, I’m frequently asked about my favorite destinations around the world. My answers, depending on my current whims and the energy I have to delve into such a query, range from a carefully calibrated, heartfelt list of […]
Tags: Hawaii, Paul Theroux, Maui, Oahu