Towards Cultural Literacy: Summer 2010

In an effort to become more culturally literate, here’s what I’ve read/seen this summer. Admittedly, not everything contributes to cultural literacy per se, but some things are just for the sake of having seen them. Only first readings/viewings will be listed (i.e. if I re-read Ender’s Game this summer, it will not be listed).

Books

  • Jesus’s Son (collection of short stories) by Denis Johnson (7 Jul 2010)

Short stories

  • “Here We Aren’t, So Quickly” by Jonathan Safran Foer, The New Yorker 6/14&21/2010 (13 Jul 2010)
  • “The Pilot” by Joshua Ferris, The New Yorker 6/14&21/2010 (6 Jul 2010)
  • “Temporary” by Marisa Silver, The New Yorker 9/28/2009 (6 Jul 2010)
  • “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned” by Wells Tower (30 Jun 2010)

Movies

  • Make It Happen, 2006 (5 Aug 2010)
  • 21, 2008 (31 Jul 2010)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999 (29 Jul 2010)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006 (24 Jul 2010)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003 (15 Jul 2010)
  • The Notebook, 2004 (8 Jul 2010)
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1989 (2 Jul 2010)
  • Toy Story 3, 2010 (19 Jun 2010)

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