Here are some highlights from Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times:
1. Walt Disney Pictures is forging a partnership with Facebook in which visitors to the social networking site will be able not only to purchase tickets to the upcoming “Toy Story 3″ but also alert their friends to join them at the same time.
2. Justin Cronin was once a little known English professor in Houston with a handful of well-regarded short stories and literary novels behind him. Now, he’s the author of the first volume in a new vampire trilogy that booksellers believe will be one of the summer’s biggest hits.
3. Tired of Hollywood and the mainstream blockbusters it creates, the filmmaker Chris Weitz mines his own past for a story about a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles.
4. Michael Jordan has a new co-star in Hanes underwear ads.
5. Larry McMurtry has decided that e-books are O.K. with him, too.