The Week’s Most Popular Posts: April 27-May 3, 2013

A look at the most popular posts from the week that was…

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a story about alluring surfaces and rotted insides, about beautiful lies and ugly secrets. Given the way Hollywood often works, though, one might worry a bit that the new movie version—Baz Luhrmann’s reportedly lush and gorgeous 3-D spectacle, in wide release May 10—might skip the rot in favor of the sparkle. But the 1920s were way more complicated than that, as lavish parties were made possible by crushing economic inequality, as the nightclub scene was occasioned by the violence of Prohibition and bootlegging, as flappers danced while segregation was enforced by law and terror.

from 3 Books to Read Before You See THE GREAT GATSBY by Derek Attig


You know how it is. You see the blog posts about Poetry Month and you say to yourself, “Self, we’re going to read us some poetry this month.” And so you start to get a poem but then the phone rings and you have to make dinner and the cat barfs and before you know it’s April 30th and you’ve bombed Poetry Month. Again.

from Flowchart Feature: Which Poem Should You Read? by Brenna Clarke Gray


Hey, did you hear? The Great Gatsby is going to be a movie!

I kid — I’m sure you’ve heard, and I’m sure you’re well aware that the Leo DiCaprio/Tobey Maguire/Carey Mulligan vehicle is finally (after a delay from last fall) out next Friday.

Gatsby is the dessert before the main course.

from Your Guide to Summer Movies Based on Books by Greg Zimmerman


Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar (Simon & Schuster): Lots of smart ladies (and some dudes) are moving away from traditional careers and corporate culture to embrace the domestic sphere that women of previous generations worked so hard to get away from. And they are sharing their dedication to canning, gardening, cupcakes, and child care with the world through blogs and other social media.

from 5 Books to Watch for in May by Kim Ukura


This week’s most popular post over at Food Riot was….

Rosle Kitchen Foil Holder or Wrap Dispenser: Nevermind those unsightly boxes with built-in cutting blades your cling wrap and aluminum foil come in. Ohhhhh, no sir! Ditch them and get a shiny wall-mounted dispenser for TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.


from The Non-Essential Guide to Sur la Table by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky

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