Louise Gluck: Nobel Prize In Lit

A mere four years after the last American winner (Bob Dylan), the lit prize went to American Louise Gluck, a poet.

Sorry, Patti, You’re Wrong!

She said The Trump Show “is closing” on November 3rd. If only. The closing notice will be going up on November 3rd but the closing night isn’t until January 19th.

Bond Shares “No Time To Die”

The new Bond has shifted its release date — again! At this rate, Lindsay Graham will come out before the movie does.

The Iconoclast Remaking LACMA

The New Yorker chronicles Peter Zumthor, the architect behind the new building of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The big question: will the edifice be Zumthor’s masterpiece or a fiasco? (It can’t be somewhere in the middle.) [photo: Joel Tettamanti]

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

TV/Streaming: You haven’t watched “Boys in the Band” yet on Netflix? It’s piquant…Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird” starting Sunday…PBS broadcasts a new Josh Groban special on Saturday…Movies: The NY Film Festival is streaming many riches, including Spike Lee’s filming of David Byrne’s “American Utopia”…Books: Alex Ross, The New Yorker’s longtime music critic, has a new door-stopper: “Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music”…Sports: Happy to see the Yankees doing well in the playoffs. As for basketball, LeBron is King — but we already knew that. Finally: Let’s give the Trumps the ultimate quarantine: vote them out!

Chadwick Boseman In “Black Bottom”

Netflix has released the first photos from its upcoming adaptation of August Wilson’s award-winning 1984 play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which is expected to be a major awards contender and also represents the late Chadwick Boseman‘s final film.
Directed by George C. Wolfe and set in 1927 Chicago, the film stars Boseman as a determined trumpet player named Levee and Viola Davis as the real-life singer and “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey.

Borat Congratulates Trump For Debate Win

About 45 minutes before Trump and Biden were set to hit the stage, a mysterious new Twitter account representing the Republic of Kazakhstan posted a video along with the message, “Congratulation to great friend of the Kazakh people @realDonaldTrump for winning debate today! Impressive and amazing result for a strong premier who always put America and Kazakhstan first!” Ni-ice!