1. Seventy years after its debut on the big screen, the little-known romantic screwball comedy Midnight was our subscribers’ most popular DVD pick of the month. Written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett and starring Claudette Colbert, John Barrymore, and Don Ameche, Midnight is that rare thing, a fresh classic. To read the original e-mail, click here.
2. Woman’s World, a novel by collage artist Graham Rawle, was this month’s most eagerly anticipated book among VSL readers. Created out of 40,000 clippings of text and illustrations from 1960s women’s magazines, the book looks like a ransom note — but is a gripping read as well as a cool multimedia stunt. To read the original e-mail, click here.
3. Postcards from Yo Momma was this month’s top Web choice. Run by New York writers Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose, the site posts unwittingly charming e-mails from readers’ mothers that range from touching advice about dating to just slightly clueless embraces of technology — one mother’s pride at making an emoticon will make you LOL. To read the original e-mail, click here.
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