Bookishness: Dec. 3, 2012 – MOMA, trees, the gay revolution, and more

Glad day to night
“I often refer back to a quote from author Christopher Bram that I once jotted down in a notebook: ‘The gay revolution began as a literary revolution.’ The same could be said about many great revolutions. This is why we should care about Glad Day, and the similar (indie/niche/speciality) bookshops beyond it—they’re a part of us all.” Nights at the Glad Day Bookshop.

MOMA games


The Museum of Modern Art has founded  a collection focused on video games, with an initial acquisition of 14 games, including my personal favourite/addiction, Tetris (Image via MOMA.)

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Trial; The Sun Also Rises; For Whom The Bell Tolls; The Stranger; Dear Mr. Capote; Kramer vs. Kramer; Terms of Endearment; Taxi Driver; Annie Hall; Love Connection; Empty Nest; Mr. Belvedere; My Two Dads; Miles Davis; Charles Mingus; Bill Evans; Pasta all kinds.” Raymond Carver’s OKCupid profile, edited by Gordon Lish.

Ai Weiwei in Toronto


The AGO will be the only Canadian stop on the North American tour of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “Ai Weiwei: According to What?,” opening next August. (Image via the AGO.)

A photographic look at Toronto’s Trees
Tonight, at Toronto Public Library’s Maria A. Schuka Auditorium, Urban Forest: a Photographic Look at our Cities’ Trees. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 6:30 pm-8 pm.

 

About the author

Ange Friesen

Ange Friesen is among other things a librarian. She blogs about film and fashion at Cahiers du cinemode and about everything else at the new is the true.

By Ange Friesen