E-Books, The Other Nick Cave, and More Wolverine Fallout [Morning Links]


Books: “More likely, if books become a digitized commodity, the money won’t be there to produce high-quality ones (and authors all become de facto volunteers).” Dance/Opera: “The Chicago sculptor Nick Cave performs dances with soundsuits, his vehicles for sound and movement.” Design: “A dozen members of the fine-arts faculty at Parsons the New School for Design have been told that they will not be teaching in the department in the fall.” Film: “What was Fox News 411 columnist Roger Friedman thinking? It’s hard to fathom what was going on in his mind when he downloaded the pirated early edit of Fox’s Wolverine and reviewed it.” Music: “It couldn’t hope to deliver a full Beatles reunion, but the living half of that legendary band did come together at Radio City Saturday night for an eccentric cause.” Television: “After weeks of speculation about who if any of the original ‘Melrose Place’ cast members might drop in on the CW’s new ‘Melrose Place,’ Laura Leighton has joined the CW pilot as a recurring.” Theatre: “As far as I know, there are no regularly employed theatre critics under 30. For all their vim and vigour, their self-assurance and their passion, the young critic is inevitably a naive one.” Visual Arts: “Balked in its attempt to exhibit an artwork made from more than $3 million worth of solid gold, Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills is moving on.” Web: “Simply enough, a blog that tracks flaming garbage cans in hip hop videos.”