Weekly digest (10/15/11)

Man, there is some fine art out there. I wish sometimes that someone would pay me to consume cultural objects all day.

  • Read it. I just roared through Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility. What a poised, engaging first novel – lengthier review to follow.
  • See it. Drive isn’t my typical movie fare of choice (more dialogue needed!). But it was moody and definitely got under my skin in a way that many recent movies haven’t.
  • Hear it. Papa opened up for Girls (who I caught last week at the Great American Music Hall) and I liked ’em so much I bought an LP. Fun and bouncey.