Literary Taboos, the Trolling of Cormac McCarthy, and Mozzarella Sticks That Never End

By Hazlitt

INTERVIEWER: What advice would you give, then, to aspiring writers, especially those—and there are many, by now—who don’t wear your influence lightly? MCCARTHY: Towelettes. Moist towelettes.” Cormac McCarthy is the greatest troll of all.

To hear Russian media tell it, Flight MH17 veered wildly from its intended flight path, had recently been re-insured, and was full of corpses when it left Amsterdam. These tellings are incorrect.

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal never intended to post baby photos on the Internet, until he had a baby.

“What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end?” So begins Caity Weaver’s opus.

What are the last literary taboos?

The World’s First Family Robot.

“There have been dozens of FIFA branded video games. Dozens. Yet every one of these titles ignore the all-powerful FIFA in their gameplay. They don’t showcase the scandal, the copious wealth, the controversial remarks. They’re just about soccer. And that’s not enough. That’s not FIFA.”

This is the cover of William Gibson’s new novel.

Sorry, executives: the recession is over so stop swearing all the fucking time.

Middle East Friendship Chart.”

Why Israel is losing the American media war.

Beyoncé in a 50 Shades of Grey teaser, Jesus CHRIST.

John le Carré on Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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