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:
“Mila Kunis,” by James Franco (Interview): Two very good-looking people discuss sexism in Hollywood, shame, and, as Kunis put it, “the absurdity of what it is we do.”
“The Booming Business of Ellen DeGeneres: From Broke and Banished to Daytime’s Top Earner,” by Lacey Rose (THR): Ten years ago, networks asked, “‘Who is going to watch a lesbian during the daytime?’” A look at how the answer to that question (“a lot of people”) made the comedian rich.
“Hot Mess,” by Brad Wieners (Outside): An oral history of Burning Man, Nevada’s now 25-year-old super rave.
“Against Acknowledgements,” by Sam Sachs (Culture Desk/New Yorker): Why the publishing industry should do away with the endless thank-you pages tacked on to most of today’s books.
“Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me: an interview in three acts,” by Sam Adams: A conversation with the first-time director about transitioning from stand-up to film, with guest appearances by Carol Kane, Marc Maron, and Ira Glass.
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