Lindsay Lohan, Kurt Cobain, Samuel Beckett, & More [Morning Links]

Books: “At a time when booksellers are struggling to lure readers, sales of romance novels are outstripping most other categories of books…”
Dance/Opera: “Former ballerinas can dance in many ways. Angela Sterling, for example, does it with a camera.”
Design: “As a company name, the Designers Republic was a masterstroke. This mysterious entity sounded big and well organised and it had the air of being an outfit with a purpose and a plan.”
Film: Us Weekly scored the biggest coup in the current news cycle: an on the-record interview with Lohan.”
Music: “Fifteen years ago today, Kurt Cobain’s body was found at his house outside of Seattle.”
Television: “Good news in dark times: You’ll seen be able to take Nadya Suleman away from her 14 kids, on a date, to be filmed by reality show cameras and watched by a confused, frightened nation.”
Theatre: “Just weeks after the centennial of the birth of pioneering minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett, archivists analyzing papers from his Paris estate uncovered a small stack of blank paper that scholars are calling ‘the latest example of the late Irish-born writer’s genius.'”
Visual Arts: On the Fringe with Paul Pope (video)
Web: Carla Pillo Mote, whose company computer, taxes and wallet were stolen by a drunken financial planner…was able to get it all back hours later thanks to Facebook.”