J.J. Abrams

Stereotyping You by Your Favorite Book of 2013

You read a lot of books this year (or maybe you didn’t, which is also fine…), but only one can hold the title of your favorite of the last 365 days. A single book stood apart from the others as the one that touched you, made you think a little harder, had you tearing up or doubled over with laughter, was so great that you had to read it twice. And we’re here to tell you — in an decidedly unserious, unscientific way — what that favorite book might tell you about yourself. … Read More

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J.J. Abrams Won’t Direct the Next ‘Star Trek’

To the surprise of absolutely no one who follows franchise filmmaking, J.J. Abrams has announced he won’t be directing… Read More

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J.J. Abrams Is Doing Books Now

Last month when J.J. Abrams dropped a trailer for his mysterious new project, few probably expected it to be a… Read More

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J.J. Abrams Is Veering Dangerously Close to Self-Parody

There was a mystery afoot on the Internet yesterday. Did you hear about it? Were you drawn into it? There was a trailer for a new J.J. Abrams… something. It had no title, only vague imagery and voice-over, and an ending tagline of “Soon he will know.” But it opened with the animation for Bad Robot, the Lost producer and Star Trek director’s production company, so everyone went bananas. “What is J.J. Abrams teasing with Bad Robot’s new mystery trailer?” asked The Verge. “What is J.J. Abrams’ ‘Stranger’ Teaser?” wondered Rolling Stone. Slate’s David Haglund, while granting that it looks “interesting, for now,” asked, “What is it a trailer for? He didn’t say! Could be a movie, could be a TV show — who knows! It is all very mysterious.” And Entertainment Weekly offered up five theories as to what, exactly, we were looking at. But it became clear, in the hours after this giant non-event, that the clip was a teaser for S., a novel by Doug Dorst, “devised” by J.J. Abrams, whatever the hell that means. So here’s the question: why do we care? … Read More

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