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monty-heying's picture
Mar.20.2014
[possible spoilers] It is widely held that Jay Gatsby's love for Daisy was so consuming that he earned a fortune in order to win her back after she married uber-wealthy Tom Buchanan.  I maintain that the evidence that love was Gatsby's primary motivation is weak and possibly tainted by the...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.08.2014
Coffee With Hemingway, by Kirk Curnutt     Ever dream about a little face time with one of your favorite celebrities? Streisand, perhaps? Sinatra? Elvis? Bono? Would such a meet-up edify, or would it disappoint? I’ve never thought that I’d enjoy such an encounter with my favorite writer,...
sal-glynn's picture
Jan.06.2014
(NOTE: If you want to be a bird/Why don’t you try a little flying/There’s no denying/It gets you high/Why be shackled to your feet/When you’ve got wings/You haven’t used yet/Don’t wait for heaven/Get out and fly) Beanie Babies, Garbage Pail Kids, Fizzies, Pop Rocks, Silly Putty, velvet paintings by...
manny-pacheco's picture
Oct.15.2013
Local literary works can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you’re from. Here’s a compiled list of the generally-regarded most famous book set in each state (or commonwealth). Many of these works have translated into cinema. How many have you read?     * * * *...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.06.2013
Do you keep a diary, or do posts on Facebook or Twitter suffice for you? I sometimes think of my blog as a diary in addition to being BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION (hey, it's Tuesday, so I have to slip that in at least once), but it's still a record open to the world in more or less real time. Reading...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
May.20.2013
  I know, I know. Caramel. Crunch. Or maybe it's the Mocha Cookie Crumble that has your number. No doubt Jane Austen would have gone for the crunch rather than, say, Hume's multi-volume History of England, and where would we be now? If Scott wouldn't have made the decision on his own,...
anthony-maulucci's picture
May.15.2013
  Dear Diary, Once again, I must miss the festivities at the Cannes Film Festival. And I did so want to slide naked down a banister into a tub of champagne in honor of Baz L.’s excessive adaptation of GG. I am truly disappointed that I won’t be able to push Leo into the pool and dance the...
jeanne-powell's picture
May.13.2013
THE GREAT GATSBY  a film review   by Jeanne Powell   F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life inspired the love affair he wrote about in his 1925 novel, THE GREAT GATSBY.  Fitzgerald left Princeton without graduating, enlisted in the army in 1917, and fell madly in love with a wild...
kevin-arnold's picture
Apr.21.2013
  A novel that flopped when it was first released in 1925, this book is nowhere close to out of print.  News reports say it’s the new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that's driving sales, but as a writer, I’d like to think it’s the writing, particularly the narration.  The...
william-thompson-ong's picture
Jan.31.2013
Just saw MIDNIGHT IN PARIS for the third time and couldn’t help marveling at the ingenuity of Woody Allen in keeping things simple while bringing us face-to-face with that whole magilla of authors and artist expatriates from the 1920s. It’s midnight in the Paris of today. An aspiring author played...