Robert Moses: coming to a cable-equipped TV near you.

On Tuesday, NYU hosted a panel discussion titled “From the Publishers’ Perspective” that featured Dutton’s Brian Tart, HarperMedia’s Ana Maria Allessi, and FSG’s Sarah Crichton. As PW points out, one of the major themes was uncertainty. According to Tart, “You learn to fail really quickly.”

H&M is launching a new clothing line based on the fictional stylings of Lisbeth Salander, the anarcho-hacker heroine from Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.

We were thrilled to see the lineup of authors who will be at Page Turner 2011, the third annual Asian American Literary Festival, which will take place at Brooklyn’s PowerHouse books on Saturday, October 29. Just a handful of the writers who will participate: Junot Díaz, Amitav Ghosh, Jessica Hagedorn, Kimiko Hahn, Hari Kunzru, Jayne Anne Phillips, Suketu Mehta, Teju Cole, Alexander Chee, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Monica Youn.

Oliver Stone is adapting The Power Broker, Robert Caro’s brilliant brick of a Robert Moses biography, into an HBO special.

At the Awl, Lili Loufbourow writes beautifully about a 1656 pamphlet titled The Academy of Pleasure, details “the sorry state of sexual expression,” and presents a challenge: “Save the slangforest. Breed dirty words.” We are surprised, however, that she does not weigh in on the merits of Nicholson Baker’s House of Holes, or his usage of terms such as “thundertube of dickmeat.”

Is John Jeremiah Sullivan the new Tom Wolfe? Lev Grossman thinks so.

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