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David Lynch Shorts

In anticipation of next week’s post on David Lynch’s Eraserhead, Trevor takes a look at Lynch’s shorts included on The Criterion Collection’s new Blu-ray edition. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 20: A Conversation with Michael Koresky

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 20: A Conversation with Michael Koresky. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Michael Koresky: Terence Davies

Trevor reviews Michael Koresky’s book on British film director Terrence Davies, just out in the University of Illinois’ Contemporary Film Directors series. Read the full post

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Yasushi Inoue: Life of a Counterfeiter

Trevor reviews Yasushi Inoue’s 1951 novella Life of a Counterfeiter. Read the full post.

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Tom Hanks: “Alan Bean Plus Four”

This week’s New Yorker story is “Alan Bean Plus Four,” by, of all people, Tom Hanks. Read the full post.

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CriterionCast Episode 150: Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal

It’s a milestone over at The CriterionCast — 150 episodes! — and I was thrilled and honored to join them to discuss Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. Read the full post and find a link to the podcast.

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2666 Read-Along — Part 3: The Part about Fate

After some deep and illuminating conversations about the first two parts thanks to all our fellow readers, it’s time to continue the 2666 read-along with this post on Part 3: The Part about Fate. Please come on in and let us know your thoughts! Read the full post.

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James Joyce: “Eveline”

In his first post for The Mookse and the Gripes, Simon Lavery takes on the formidable “Eveline,” from James Joyce’s Dubliners. Read the full post.

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2014 National Book Award Finalists

The 2014 National Book Award finalists have been announced. Read the full post.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Winner

This year’s Man Booker Prize winner has been announced. Read the full post.

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John Ford: My Darling Clementine

Trevor reviews John Ford’s 1946 western, My Darling Clementine, which has received the Criterion treatment today. Read the full post.

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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 19: Rossellini’s History Films — Renaissance and Enlightenment

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 19: Rossellini’s History Films — Renaissance and Enlightenment. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

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Kirstin Valdez Quade: “Ordinary Sins”

This week’s story from The New Yorker is Kirsin Valdez Quade’s “Ordinary Sins.” Read the full post.

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2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been announced. Read the full post.

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Marjana Gaponenko: Who Is Martha?

P.T. Smith reviews Marjana Gaponenko’s 2012 novel Who Is Martha?, translated from the German by Arabella Spencer. Read the full post.

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David Cronenberg: Maps to the Stars

Lee reviews David Cronenberg’s latest film, Maps to the Stars. Read the full post.

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The 2014 National Translation Award Shortlist

The 2014 National Translation Award Shortlist has been announced. Read the full post.

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Ali Smith: How to be both

Michael reviews Ali Smith’s How to be both, a finalist for this year’s Man Booker Prize (the winner of which will be announced in one week). Read the full post.

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Watch-Along — David Lynch’s Eraserhead

Trevor and Lee announced the blog’s first “watch-along.” Come join us for David Lynch’s Eraserhead, recently released in a fantastic edition from The Criterion Collection! Read the full post.