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A Mixed Bag Of Lunchtime Reading From Culture Lust

Focus Features has announced the next Coen brothers film will be released domestically on September 12th. & It's called Burn After Reading and described as a "dark spy-comedy" written by the Coens. & Actors include George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Brad Pitt. & Malkovich plays an ousted CIA official whose memoir accidently falls into the hands of two bumbling D.C. gym employees intent on exploiting their find. & I'm guessing Clooney and Pitt are the gym rats. & Back to comedy for the Coens... not sure that's a good thing after say, Intolerable Cruelty .

Another account of memoir fabrication! & This time a white woman named Margaret Seltzer made up a foster family, gave herself mixed racial heritage (half-white, half-Native American, and a life on the gang-ridden streets of South Central LA. & She recounts all of this in a well-reviewed memoir called Love and Consequences published just last week & Seltzer's older sister was the first to squeal, calling Margaret's publisher to tell them the truth. & I'd like to know the story behind that sisterly bond - not that what sis did wasn't called for, it's just a bold move against one's own sister. &

This is the second frabicated memoir in the news this week... &


LA Times' web scout David Sarno writes a good piece about YouTube and the good and the bad of online videos. Recent discussion on Culture Lust regarding parents videotaping their children gets some Sarno attention.

Here's a list of the 30 fastest growing careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. & Funny, they left off arts bloggers. & Clearly the list is bunk. &

The baby from Nirvana's Nevermind album is now 17 years old ! &

And, finally, here's a list of the worst nude scenes of all time. & Apparently McDreamy wasn't always so dreamy.