Critical Linking: October 28th, 2013


The Weinstein Company has announced it’s grabbed the U.S. and Canadian rights to one of the actor’s big upcoming projects: a new big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth directed by The Snowtown Murders’ Justin Kurzel. The film also stars Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. 

Fassbender and Cotillard as The Scottish Couple. Hmmmmm.


Simpson would like people to be able to go home and press a button to review what appetising stuff the OED has truffled each day. He fantasises about having new dictionary entries shown continuously on screens in Trafalgar Square “so people can see what we’re doing”.

My kinda fella.


But if things go as the city’s literary community hopes, sometime in 2015, Boston will be home to what’s believed to be the nation’s first literary cultural district. Its proponents don’t know exactly where its borders will lie, or what, precisely, visitors will do, but more significant is this: the very idea that there could be a literary cultural district is recognition that the city is undergoing a renaissance.

So other than knowing where or what it will be, I like this idea.



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