Author of SHOVEL READY and NEAR ENEMY: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/170649/adam-sternbergh Currently: @NYMag & @Vulture Formerly: @NYTMag

TV Couples: Monica & Chandler vs. Ross & Rachel

vulture.com — For the next three weeks, Vulture is holding our annual pop-culture bracket. In 2015, we battled it out for the best high-school TV show; this year, we're determining the greatest couple on television in the past 30 years.

Remembering Director Curtis Hanson, Dead at 71 -- Vulture

vulture.com — Curtis Hanson, who passed away yesterday, was an Oscar-winning filmmaker who never quite became a household name, likely because he made accomplished films across a variety of genres: Wonder Boys is a tragicomic bromance between a writing student and his teacher based on a novel by Michael Chabon; In Her Shoes is a tart, chick-lit-inflected drama based on a Jennifer Weiner novel ("Is there anything that the director Curtis Hanson can't do when it comes to the movies - any genre, any story, any setup?"

Is Westworld HBO's Next Game of Thrones? -- Vulture

vulture.com — Imagine a TV show based on a beloved preexisting property with a cultish fan base. Now imagine a complex pilot shot for HBO at exorbitant expense - a pilot that proves so problematic the network sends the producers back to reshoot almost the entire thing from scratch with a new director.

Hell or High Water and the West’s Broken Promise -- Vulture

vulture.com — The American Western seems to be perpetually stuck on life support, clinging to a faint heartbeat of relevance. For every recent critical success ( 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit) there's been a high-profile stumble ( Cowboys & Aliens, The Lone Ranger) that inevitably leads to obituaries for the genre, with headlines like " How the Western Was Lost (And Why It Matters)."

Because October Rocks

nymag.com — No. 50 What happens in October in a typical city? Sure, you could catch a great concert, stroll through the leaves, maybe take in a local cat show. But could you do all that and see two sumo wrestlers try, and fail, to eat an enormous pastrami-and-corned-beef sandwich named after Woody Allen?

Jeremy Renner Is a Great Negotiating Tool -- Vulture

vulture.com — Somebody needs to figure out what to do with Jeremy Renner. By which I mean, something to do with him in addition to temporarily substituting him into existing film franchises as a feint toward replacing the franchise's existing star.

Is the Present Worse Than Fictional Dystopias? -- Vulture

vulture.com — At the annual BookExpo America conference in 2010, William Gibson gave a prescient address about the future of the future - or, rather, about the fact that the capital-F Future, the one he'd grown up dreaming about and reading about, didn't exist anymore.

Donald Trump would make a great President (if aliens attack earth)

sbs.com.au — An ongoing question in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump is whether, in fact, he would make a good president. His questionable temperament, lack of rudimentary organisational skills, sketchy grasp of policy, and feeble fundraising efforts have all raised understandable concerns on that front.

Trump for President (If Aliens Attack Earth) -- Vulture

vulture.com — An ongoing question in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump is whether, in fact, he would make a good president. His questionable temperament, lack of rudimentary organizational skills, sketchy grasp of policy, and feeble fundraising efforts have all raised understandable concerns on that front.

VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE: 'THE BLINDS,' COMING SOON

adamsternbergh.com — I won't say much more about it, except that I'm confident that if you like SHOVEL READY and NEAR ENEMY, you will really dig this book as well. It's a different world, and different characters, but a whole lot of fun.
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Sep 27, 2016

@susandominus @pithywidow Just accept it and if anyone says anything say "Oh, really? I wouldn't know, I never check Twitter."

Sep 27, 2016

Among other smart analysis, the notion here that Clinton's red outfit was like a matador's cape is kind of perfect.  https://twitter.com/susandominus/status/780821684119019520 

Sep 27, 2016

Obama whiffing in debate is like Tony Gwynn going 0-for-5. Trump is like Trump going 0-for-5. Because he's bad at baseball and also talking.

Sep 27, 2016

I enjoy post-debate analysis pointing out how Barack Obama lost first 2012 debate and rebounded next time and won. Folks, HE'S BARACK OBAMA.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @JoeMande: It’s very important to me that you vote…for Hillary on this Alex Jones twitter poll. It’ll be very funny if she wins https://t.co/SGpxIaAD9e


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