One gem a day, five days a week.
It’s Saturday night. I hear lawn sprinklers and voices outside my window, and the air smells like the sea. More important, I just discovered Very Short List, “a free, daily email that points to excellent new (and sometimes vintage) entertainment and media that haven’t been hyped to within an inch of their lives.”
Is it real?
Indeed it is.
Is it any good?
It is very, very good.
How it works:
Each weekday, we tell our subscribers about a single recommended gem from among the vast pile of feature films and documentaries (in theatres and on DVD), television shows, novels, nonfiction books, magazine articles, Websites and services, CDs, radio programs, and more. The focus is on products that really deserve attention but haven’t already been subject to giant media pile-ons.
Or, to put it another way: We write about things we’ve discovered that please us so much that we can’t wait to tell other people about them.
(Any chance you Very Short List people are librarians?)
Very Short List was founded in 2006 by these very smart people: Kurt Andersen, Simon Dumenco, Michael Jackson, Tim Nolan, Emily Oberman, and Bonnie Siegler.
Who says ‘email is dead?’ I can hardly wait till Monday!
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