It's Sunday afternoon, or: your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:
"How the Bond Franchise Almost Died" by Stephen Galloway (Hollywood Reporter): Back in early 2010, 007 was on his deathbed as MGM decided to pull the plug on Skyfall. Luckily, a last-ditch resuscitation effort by Daniel Craig kept the franchise from going under.
"In Cold Type" by Douglas McCollam (Columbia Journalism Review): A profile of Truman Capote's 1957 profile of Marlon Brando for the New Yorker.
"Medium Uncool: The CD Turns 30" by Pitchfork Staff (Pitchfork): A celebration of the compact disc in all its burned, scratched-up glory.
"He's So Unusual" by Jane Marie (The Hairpin): A writer interviews her uncle about his days as Cyndi Lauper's hair and makeup guy.
"Philip Roth: A eulogy for a living man" by Panio Gianopoulos (Salon): Reacting to news of the author's retirement.
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