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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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This Idea Is Not Working

Anyone who sits down to write a brand-new poem, story, essay—anything—will likely relate to this short film by Henrique Barone, who completed it while he was a student at Vancouver Film School last year. "Maybe a giant robot...or a crazy musician...no,no, an old lady...and a snake...well, this idea is not working."

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Christopher Plummer as Vladimir Nabokov

Ever wonder what it must have been like to sit in on a class taught by Vladimir Nabokov? Christopher Plummer plays the great Russian author, who taught at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from 1948 to 1959, in this magnificently odd clip from 1989.

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Spirit of Detroit

"We walk north, as the spirit of Detroit watches over us," writes Victor "Billione" Walker, whose Detroit Poetry Blog seeks to keep the city's poetry community connected. This video, for Walker's poem "Undercurrent," features photos by Roy Feldman and William Archie.

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Neil Gaiman

"When you start out on a career in the arts, you have no idea what you're doing. This is great," says bestselling author Neil Gaiman in his commencement address to the class of 2012 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. "People who know what they're doing know the rules and they know what is possible and what is impossible. You do not. And you should not. The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of the possible by going beyond them. And you can."

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We Learn Nothing

"Now that I'm a grownup, I'm appalled to find out how much of my time is spent having unbelievably boring conversations," says satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider in this trailer for his new book of essays and cartoons, We Learn Nothing (Free Press), in which he turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition.

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The Great Gatsby

Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Jason Clarke do justice to one of the greatest American novels of all time? We'll find out this Christmas when Baz Luhrmann's eagerly anticipated The Great Gatsby arrives in theaters. 

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Out of a Forest

Ever felt like the bunny at the dinner party? Inspired by Victorian literature, "Out of a Forest" is a short film by Tobias Gundorff, Katrine Kiilerich Poulsen, Martin Bested, and Frederik Villumsen, shot on location in forests around Viborg, Demark, at night.

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Recommended Reading

A new weekly journal of fiction from the folks who brought you Electric Literature, Recommended Reading will publish one story, chosen by a diffferent author or editor, every week. "In this age of distraction, we'll uncover writing that's worth slowing down and spending some time with," editors Benjamin Samuel and Halimah Marcus say about their latest project. "And in doing so, we'll help give great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve."

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The Page's Wing

Do the books on your shelves whisper to you, too? Check out this dramatic trailer for The Page's Wing, a short film directed by Federico Campanale, with excellent photography by Ben Geraerts.

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Leni Zumas

This animated short film based on Leni Zumas's first novel, The Listeners, published by Tin House Books this month, features art and animation by Luca Dipierro and music by Father Murphy. Zumas was featured in the magazine's First Fiction Annual back in 2008 for her debut story collection, Farewell Navigator (Open City Books).

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