time out new york magazine

The plan for Anne…

Recently, a great in-depth article from The New York Times Magazine came out, detailing a lot of Moira Walley-Beckett’s plans and ambitions for Anne the Series (aka ‘Anne with an E’).  It’s well worth a read over at this link.

One of the important tidbits it confirmed was that the first season is…

“the first of a hoped-for five (seasons), all based on the first novel”

In essence, Moira has a five-year plan for the show, and all five seasons will be based on Anne of Green Gables.  Which makes sense, as throughout that first book, several years pass and there’s a lot of material that can be featured and elaborated on.  It also means (hopefully) that certain beloved characters will be with us beyond the first season.

“Without getting into specifics,” [Grace Dunham] said, “most of our fights have revolved around my feeling like Lena took her approach to her own personal life and made my personal life her property.”

“Basically, it’s like I can’t keep any of my own secrets,” [Lena] Dunham said. “And I consider Grace to be an extension of me, and therefore I couldn’t handle the fact that she’s a very private person with her own value system and her own aesthetic and that we do different things.”


New York Times Magazine, September 2010

Grace Dunham speaking out about her relationship with her sister, and Lena Dunham admitting to being an abusive sibling. 

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard travelled across the US and Canada for The New York Times Magazine.

Looking out from the coast of Newfoundland over the frozen-over ocean, he imagines the Vikings who had once arrived here.

Here, a small group of Nordic people had lived a thousand years ago. They brought livestock with them, and various tools. They must have lived just as they had back home, hunting, foraging and gathering wood throughout the summer, all in preparation for the hardships of winter.

And yet they were a long way from home, far, far out in the unknown.

The world must have appeared very different to them, I thought. It must have seemed completely open, limitless, uncertain. They sailed west and came to desolate Greenland, with its enormous glaciers, where none of their people had ever been before. They sailed even farther west, without knowing what they would encounter, and landed here.

Were they afraid?

They must have been. Building structures like the ones at home, living in exactly the same manner, must also have been a way to master their fear of the unknown, not to be overwhelmed by it, a way to make the unfamiliar seem familiar.

I remember being in New York and we were in Time Out magazine, on the cover of the entertainment section, There was some mention of our sexuality and one of the guys from the ( record ) company was really irritated. He was like ‘We want to break you into a different market. We want to show that you’re not just a band that would appeal to those people.’ And I was like ‘Don’t talk about it like it’s so bad. Don’t forget I’m one of those people you’re talking about.’ I know how I was born and I know that I have no choice. I know it may not show on the color of my skin, but I know it’s in my heart and in my soul.
—  Sara Quin
Four years earlier, Swift first sang, ‘How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you.’ On the ground, no one understood what was going on. But up on the roof, Swift’s fans shimmied and shivered, anything to ward off the evening’s chill, as they gazed up at their queen while she looked out over her new, vast kingdom.
—  TIME Magazine on the New York iHeartRadio Secret Session