Kottke reports that the latest Joshua Davis piece on the 100 million diamond heist has been optioned into a movie. I linked to it through Andy’s Waxy Links. It might be directed by JJ Abrams himself. Joshua Davis also wrote High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace, which has also been optioned for film.
That’s really cool, since I use both of these texts in my advanced ESL classes. They are great and it’s astounding that these articles are being made into movies. I didn’t know that this actually happened.
Frédéric Bourdin is a thirty something year old French con artist, who has been serially impersonating teenagers. David Grann from the New Yorker, tells his fantastic tale and how he got involved in the Nicholas Barclay disapearance. (via kottke)