Totally weird. Girl with a Pearl Earring -- yes, the Vermeer painting -- has been adapted into a movie (Times review). Just the other day I linked to the phenomenally cool (and totally unrelated to the movie) Girl With a Pearl Earring website. Question for my art historian friends: Is this the first time a painting has been adapted into a movie?
David Lynch: peace broker.
Slate: Which Dictionary is Best?
This is the saddest romance story of all time.... that involves that tramp Paris Hilton.
How did I miss this? Tina Fey was interviewed in The Believer a couple months back.
Gobs of obscure MP3s from The Darkness.
Christgau: This ought to be indie-rock's moment. But no.
I haven't been to SonicYouth.com for a while. Check out the wicked complex MP3 page.
Hm, Variety added another blog: The Porning Report, "coverage of the porn industry's move to mainstream." To bookmark or not to bookmark, that is the question.
Rolling Stone says: "Amazon.com removed the customer advice area from the page for Jackson's Number Ones greatest hits album page and several other Jackson albums after unnamed users made recommendations that included books on identifying child molesters, a baby gift set titled 'Thank Heaven for Little Boys' and the latest Captain Underpants books..."
Press release: Friendster might actually speed up soon.
AOL launches Love.com (basically AIM meets personals). Headline writers go to work.