Tag Archives: chicago

Ennealogic: August 30, 2013

1. Continuing the twisted trend of posthumous publishing, it was revealed that J.D. Salinger instructed his estate to release five of his works, which will be available as early as 2015. New item to add to my to-do list, directly below “write books”: Get an estate. – – – 2. This photo of Chicago’s loop […]

Ennealogic: August 23, 2013

1. We lost a literary icon this week, Elmore Leonard. Look back at his ten rules for writing. “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” – – – 2. Papers, Please, a bureaucracy simulator. In this “dystopian document thriller,” you play as an immigration inspector at the border checkpoint of the communist state of Arstotzka. – – […]

Ennealogic: August 2, 2013

1. The trailer for David O. Russell’s next great film, American Hustle. I watched the video on mute, but I’m assuming the plot is two Hollywood heartthrobs, played by Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper, try to out-ugly each other with a beer gut/combover combo and a perm, respectively, and still manage to nab some bombshells […]

Ennealogic: July 26, 2013

1. Attention Chicagoans! The summer’s most literate and budget-friendly event is this weekend with the Newberry Library’s annual book fair. Use paper money to buy paper books, read those books, scribble notes in the margins, and then donate them back to Newberry so some other lucky reader can buy them at next year’s book fair. […]