Amazon Throws Salt in Wounds of Defunct Bookstores By Opening Up Brick and Mortar Location in Seattle

For too long, the world stood back and watched as Amazon’s online-only prices obliterated¬†bookstore chain after bookstore chain, wiping out many publishers with them. Now, in an incredibly cruel twist of irony, Amazon.com is taking over some square footage in the University Village Mall in Seattle. ¬†Not only is the …

James Franco’s Obsession With Fetishizing Damaged Goods

In the wake of James Franco’s doucherific story, “Bungalow 89,” “loosely based” on his encounter with Lindsay Lohan at the Chateau Marmont, one would have thought he’d be set for awhile on honing in on a certain type of female vulnerability that seems to run most rampant in Los Angeles. …

The Atlantic Publishing “Ken Cosgrove’s” Short Story Marks Another Sad Day for Writers

All the way back in the fifth episode, “5G,” of Mad Men, a young Kenneth Cosgrove (Aaron Staton) elicits jealousy from his co-workers Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and Paul Kinsey (Michael Gladis) by managing to get a short story called “Tapping A Maple On A Cold Vermont Morning” into The …

Jesse Eisenberg: The New James Franco of the Literary World

Just when you thought James Franco was the only actor vexatiously parlaying his fame into a writing career, Jesse Eisenberg came along and submitted a twelve installment series to McSweeney’s, called Bream Gives Me the Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews From a Privileged Nine-Year-Old, that ran from May 2012 to December 2013. …