Perhaps hoping for a repeat of No Country For Old Men, the Coen Brothers are once again teaming up with producer Scott Rudin to make a movie out of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Variety reports. Columbia acquired the screen rights.
"No Country," which was based on the Cormac McCarthy book, was Read More
THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN’S UNION
By Michael Chabon
HarperCollins, 414 pages, $26.95
I’m not wild about hardboiled detective fiction. Raymond Chandler may paint a gritty world of hard-luck women, cigarettes and booze, but I still think he’s a lousy writer. Right now, perhaps because it’s spring, the word “hardboiled” calls to mind the Read More
The name Ayelet, as in Ayelet Waldman, has become something of an epithet on the fabulously acerbic, anonymous, Gotham-centric Internet chat board Urbanbaby.com. “But who is Ayelet?” some clueless UB neophyte will occasionally wander in and wonder. “Self-obsessed navel-gazer who writes incredibly dull articles for Salon about her tedious life,” responded one poster recently. “She Read More
A year ago, a book editor named Joe Veltre was hired by Miramax to look for “guy books”-thrillers-that could be turned into blockbusters by Harvey Weinstein and the gang. But on Nov. 18, his contract up, the 31-year-old Mr. Veltre left his position as director of development at Miramax to become an agent and rights Read More