It’s shocking, really, that there hasn’t been a biopic of the...– This got buried on the site and it’s not my favorite writing I’ve written (a little clunky I say), but, here’s a fact: Paul Robeson is the man + here’s what I wrote about him for Tribeca. Click on it if you’re feeling nice! Someone should start a fuckyeahPaulRobeson...
You will live to regret this review. Your name and reputation are forever...– Comment on my cousin’s review of Joanna Newsom’s Have One on Me on Popmatters. LOL.
It’s not ambition when you’re not making any choices, and it’s not daring when...– From the Popmatters’ 4/10 review of Joanna Newsom’s new behemoth, in reference to the album’s length. Not having heard the album, it’s hard for me to comment on this. I’m of three minds on long album length. Practical Me totally agrees with this statement above. Throwing everything you’ve got at...
Roger Ebert, you're a hero of mine
(This book cover never fails to make me giggle.) If you read anything today, please read Esquire’s amazing feature on Roger Ebert, now online. More later on Ebert and other film writers of note, off the top of my head: Kim Morgan, Lisa Rosman, and Andi Teran. What do they have in common? They all should be writing every day because I’d read it.
Inspired by Fluxtumblr’s post, I want to share: Love this official video for Cat Power’s “Nude as the News.” She’s a lost 60s new wave heroine, right? Godard would’ve dated the heck out of her. I listened to Cat Power this weekend and did have the awful-feeling thought that man, I liked her music more when she had more…personal troubles? The Greatest is...
Kathleen Hanna on marriage, from Eau D’Bedroom Dancing: LG: I read that you got married a while back. Was it difficult negotiating your strong feminist beliefs with the patriarchal structure of marriage? (This is a bit personal, and I understand if you don’t want to answer it). KH: Sure. I think marriage is pretty retrogressive in a lot of ways but when my health insurance ran out and...
I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star… I want people to walk...– Lady Gaga (via fuckyeahladygaga)
Ye Olde Sex Scandals: Grover Cleveland’s Love Child, for The Awl Testimony on why you should watch Whip It right now on your snow day, for 90swoman Films You Should See: Paris, Texas, for TribecaFilm And Free Flick Fridays, for Tribeca Film. Personal preference? The Night of the Hunter.
tylercoates: The Afghan Whigs - “Lost in the...
From One to Another
caille: Don DeLillo, in a rare interview in the Wall Street Journal today: Mr. DeLillo, who grew up in the Bronx as the son of Italian immigrants, says his Catholic upbringing inevitably creeps into his work: “It has an effect in ways I can’t be specific about—the sense of ceremony, the sense of last things, and the sense of religion as almost at times an art.” From one to another, sir: that...
Interesting People Who Need One Person Shows
If I can’t hang out with Harry Dean Stanton on Broadway for a night, then the world is a terrible, terrible place.
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The Onion AV Club’s Random Roles is important when they talk to amazing character actors. To wit: KEVIN CORRIGAN MICHAEL SHANNON
Great Oscar Nominations
I am bored by the acting categories. But here are some ones that are rad: Which Way Home as Best Documentary. (The current widely perceived front runner, The Cove, is a manipulative piece of crap that was wonderfully skewered by the South Park episode “Whale Wars.”) In the Loop for Best Adapted Screenplay. Unconvinced that this is a Great Movie For the Ages? Read Armando...