Jonathan Lethem reads from You Don't Love Me Yet, a novel that centers on a relationship created by the establishment of a complaint line as a performance installation in an art gallery. Tonight at Politics and Prose. 7p.m.
Related note: After writing this essay about book adaptations and free culture for Harper's magazine, Lethem has decided to give the go ahead for movie and theatrical adaptations of his stories listed here. Called the Promiscuous Stories Project, filmmakers and playwrights are invited to pitch their ideas directly to Lethem. "They’re available non-exclusively — meaning other people may be working from the same material — and the cost is a dollar apiece," Lethem writes on his website. Project Geenlight anyone?
Also noted: This weekend on Book TV (CSPAN 2), Judge Richard Posner, author of The Little Book of Plagiarism, discusses plagiarism in literature, music, art, film, and academia's with novelist Jonathan Lethem, who wrote a recent essay about plagiarism for Harper's magazine, and Lawrence Weschler, Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival and the winner of this year's National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. This program airs Saturday at 7:45 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Every weekend, C-SPAN2's Book TV features the latest authors talking about non-fiction books, ranging from history, biographies, politics and public policy works. View the entire schedule at www.booktv.org.