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Diablo Cody is Less Quirky in Person


El Diablo: Also, that’s kind of a sweet tattoo. [T Magazine]

Decked: A gentleman should be handy with a deck of cards. Fortunately, Lifehacker’s here to lend a hand. [Lifehacker]

Measuring Up: Thinking like a tailor on the length of your jacket. For the record, we’re more on the Browne side of the scale these days. [Men’s Flair]

You Say You Want a Revolution: Taking a look at Revolutionary Road in light of the Winslet-Mendes split. Also, there’s a little Natalie Wood vs. Warren Beatty in there. Good stuff. [This Recording]

On the Road


Speaking of the Kennedy era, the Great American Novel of the period is getting the film treatment. The book is *Revolutionary Road* by Richard Yates, and the movie is coming down the pike with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the leads. Winslet's husband Sam Mendes is behind the camera to ensure impeccable production design, which should help if you’re more interested in lightweight jackets than suburban ennui.

The book came out in 1961 offering a criticism of middle-class conformity before most people had even given it a name. It’s no coincidence the story is being dug up now—it’s a hot era at the moment, and this is one of its best relics—but we wonder how well it will translate. Like *Mad Men*, *Revolutionary Road* is more interested in burying the past than praising it, but it may pack a lot more raw desperation than we’re used to in our period pieces. At any rate, you'll have to wait until December to find out.

See the trailer here»