Today would have been Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday.
Critics have missed some thematic points that are worth exploring to further illustrate the worthiness of Coppola’s still-undervalued character study.
“When we as writers doubt our own work, it’s because we realize that it is not yet where we want it to be.”
We also get more searches about dating a stripper than we can fathom due to an ancient article by Greg Bruns…I thought, why not make haiku combining these searches?
What can a short story do that a novel can’t do? Find out…
Damien Jurado’s “Working Titles” is the Identity Theory song of the month for February 2012. The track comes from his new album, Maraqopa. Watch the Seattle, Washington-based singer’s live performance above or listen on Soundcloud.
The Zen of Steve Jobs is a brief, creative re-imagining of Jobs’ relationship with the non-traditional San Francisco Zen teacher Kobun Chino Otogawa.
I’m finishing up Lethem’s Chronic City and Hugh Barker/Yuval Taylor’s Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music.
“I opened the door to the bite of marijuana and the vision of Strong with his boots unhooked and his pants off, passing a joint to the newest pretty-ish circus woman…”
As Wood noted frequently, genre is largely based on ideology; it’s fostered through popular entertainment and in the film, directly stated by the chief.
In 2011 my listening didn’t have much to do with new music that was coming out. The only cds in my car were the works in progress of my friends which have not yet come out officially.
Matt Borondy is reading two poetry books: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder and our music editor Anna-Lynne’s new one.
Vaclev Havel has died. David Remnick composed a top-ten reading list of Vaclev Havel and Beyond…