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The Week’s Internet Shit Talking in Review: August 27, 2010

Welcome to a new column on TC—The Week’s Internet Shit Talking in Review. Here, I’ll catalog, analyze and speculate on the small- and large-scale shit talking that’s one of the hallmark phenomena of the internet. Today’s column includes shit talking from the ranks of Facebook, HTMLGIANT, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Gawker, Salon.com, 4chan and more.

An Ida Lupino Primer

Ida Lupino’s on-screen career stretched from early’-30s ingénue roles in her native England to a 1977 Charlie’s Angels guest shot, so it’s inevitable that MOMA’s retrospective of her films (which begins today) is selective, even leaving out some defining performances (High Sierra, Out of the Fog) from her noir-centric 1940s peak at Warner Bros.

Gore Vidal: 12 Quotes

Gore Vidal (1925 –   ) author, essayist, playwright, and political activist, has long been a celebrity on the American scene.  Son of a West Point graduate who distinguished himself in the Army and an actress, Vidal attended Philips Exeter before enlisting in the Army during World War II.