Multimedia remainders

  • Isabel Allende explains her decision to write a book about Zorro. “My agent was horrified. Everybody was. Why would I do this? For the same reason I would wear the mask and the costume and take fencing classes.” (Via Bookslut.)
  • Why, the Scotsman asks, did Lou Reed “choose to subject his audience to an hour of short stories and interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe works? Simple, because he can.”
  • Showtime will rebroadcast “Jack,” a movie based on a screenplay A.M. Homes adapted from her novel of the same name, as part of its Gay Pride lineup next month.