Remains of the Day: J.J. Abrams, Proust, Mailer

  • A bunch of geeks join the new J.J. Abram’s Star Trek movie.
  • Why can’t die-hard fans quit Weezer? MTV lets us know.
  • Guilty pleasure movies: ones that the critics hate, but we love. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter Is Dead, anyone?
  • Proust was a neuroscientist. “[I]n understanding the brain, artists and writers got there first, anticipating many major scientific discoveries in their work.”
  • Norman Mailer wrote his own obituary for Boston Magazine in 1979. “Gloria Steinem stated: ‘A pity. He was getting ready to see the light.’”