Herman Rosenblat Still Ridin’ the Hoax [Morning Links]


Books: Rosenblat says he lied to “give people hope” and “promote understanding.” Somewhere James Frey is silently mouthing the words “thank you.” [NYT] Dance/Opera: Be afraid. Thanks to the closing credits in Slumdog a Bollywood-style dance exercise trend is booming. [AP] Design: David Byrne on the use of public space in Hong Kong. [Archinect] Film: More Benjamin Button pseudo hype? [ABC News] Music: Duffy beats out Adele and M.I.A. for Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRITS. Weird. [NME] Television: Conan’s 16-year run ends tomorrow. Maybe now we’ll be able to stay up late enough to catch him. [NYDN] Theatre: Kirk Douglas stages a new one-man show in a theatre that’s named after him. That must feel strange. [Playbill] Visual Arts: Charles Avery’s fantasy island. [Guardian] Web: If you’re harassing bloggers via Tumblr, you’ll be shut down. Does this mean Denby would like Tumblr? [NYT]