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9:17 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Morning Shots: Robert Frost Is Terrifying And Netflix Hits A Billion

NPR isn't the only place that's running a ton of summer books coverage — over at The Telegraph, they've asked a bunch of interesting folks what they're reading. You might be surprised how many of them aren't devouring exclusively new books. [The Telegraph]

Do you enjoy a good music festival, or does the very idea just make you wish you were at home? One recently converted grump just wants to see music on TV. [The Guardian]

Is Robert Frost actually completely terrifying? [New York Magazine]

There's lots of talk about the future of public media in general and public radio in particular, and today, the L.A. Times looks at this through the lens of Garrison Keillor. [The Los Angeles Times]

One dance critic sees great beauty in the Statue Of Liberty, but primarily when seen from afar. [The New York Times]

Jerry Seinfeld is debuting a web series that would have seemed a lot more interesting to me in the time before Marc Maron started podcasting. [The Hollywood Reporter]

If you haven't read the story of Patrick Somerville, who suffered a pan of his book that seems to have been at least influenced by a major misunderstanding by the reviewer, it's well worth a look. [Salon]

In the month of June, people watched over a billion hours of Netflix, according to the company. I know I accounted for quite a bit of that just watching Cheers. [Vulture]

At my local megaplex, which is a Regal, not only do they allow ticket-takers to be seated, but it's a very common to see ticket-takers who use wheelchairs. Now AMC is being sued by ticket-takers and cashiers who are forced to stand. I would indeed think arguing that there's any reason they need to stand is going to be a tough one, and apparently, most of their responses go down other avenues. [The Hollywood Reporter]

I'm not always interested in other people going on about what they read this year, but I actually quite enjoyed this piece, which is framed as a story about how many books can be acquired for not very much money. [The Billfold]

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