Bon Jovi Songs + Booze = Broadway Box-Office Gold [Morning Links]


“Producers of the Broadway jukebox musical Rock of Ages will offer an unusual perk starting tonight to attract audiences and loosen them up in a bad economy: in-seat alcohol service during performances.”

A SXSW publishing panel sparks a hot debate among book bloggers (video)

A guide to the financial crisis for visual learners

And speaking of the financial crisis, the Hollywood Reporter asks: Is Duplicity a fictional version of AIG?

Could you read an entire crime novel via Twitter? Sounds like torture to us.

In other Twitter news: Twitter’s OAuth Support Now In Public Beta

“When you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked.” How can someone so wise have dated a Jonas Brother?

The Rose fam protests the “plundering” of their namesake museum. We’re not sure why they waited so long…

Awesome headline: “Bob Dylan’s neighbors sing outhouse blues”

The downside of mowing down your mascot: “Although the vast majority of messages were innocuous and inane — ‘We love you, Jack,’ ‘I wish I knew how to quit you, Jack,’ etc. — a fair percentage were darker, weirder and potentially quite embarrassing for the company…”

City of Life: Dubai’s first homegrown flick

A walking tour of New York City’s independent book stores (Our favorite on the list: Housing Works, where we’ll be hosting a DJ Challenge with Andrew W.K. and $mall ¢hange next Thursday night!)

Caryl Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza heads to D.C. Brace yourselves for some serious (off-stage) drama.

R.I.P.: The tree from The Deer Hunter dies

The Secret to Paul Taylor’s Staying Power (and a review of his two latest dances, Private Domain and Images)

P.S. We just heard on the Today Show that more than 150 pints of Guinness per second will be consumed today; we’re drunk from just typing that sentence.