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

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.

How Silver Lake Became TV’s Neurotic Capital -- Vulture

vulture.com — For basically the entire history of television, if a show was explicitly set in Los Angeles, you knew what that signified: beaches, Hollywood, blondes of both sexes, cool cars, and money, money, money. Law, for example, would just be a generic show about lawyers, but L.A.

The Weirdest Movie You Can See This Weekend -- Vulture

vulture.com — One of the great pleasures of the pre-internet era was stumbling on a lost masterpiece at your local repertory cinema. One of the greater pleasures was stumbling on a lost film that's totally nuts. Such a film is arriving in New York this weekend, screening at BAMcinématek from June 3 through June 9.
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Aug 30, 2016

@JoshSWolk @EWlive "Bob & Doug." "--" "They were parody Canadians." "--" "Great White North? Take off, eh?" "--" "You hoser?" "--"

Aug 30, 2016

@JoshSWolk PS you and I are the only people on Twitter who remember the Chopping Broccoli guy

Aug 30, 2016

"Red Reddington" sounds like name Chopping Broccoli guy would make up during NBC pitch mtng: "First name?" "Red" "Last name?" "..dington."

Aug 30, 2016

PS Next time I'm agonizing over a character's name I'll remind myself THE BLACKLIST is a huge hit that features a guy named "Red Reddington"

Aug 30, 2016

Anthony Weiner is going to end up like a villain in a superhero movie, where they have to put him in a plexiglass cage so he can't sext.


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