All that and not one mention of Elizabeth Spiers? Young People of Today (YPoTs)have no sense of history.
You guys should post about Awl Music more often; I forgot it existed.
Thanks for this. I really like Yuck and didn't know they have a new one coming out.
Holy shit, that was phenomenal. And I am sorry for your suffering.
Sorely missed. They also had a recurring column "A Letter from Springfield." They sent black Angolan writer Sousa Jamba to a different Springfield every month (there are 49 Springfields in the U.S.) and he wrote, with his outsider's perspective, what made it its Springfield.
I give them a quarter and say, "One cheap bastard's special, please." They have so much money. However, I pay the Brooklyn Museum's full suggested admission. A great place with some great shows that is a bit down at the heels.
On Dear Mom
I saw HANNAH AND HER SISTERS in a theater when it came out. With my parents. It was my pick. Something about that movie caused them to have a huge fight on the drive home.
Late last year my dad died of brain and lung cancer. He was diagnosed around Memorial Day. He died the night Sandy hit. The power went out in the hospital, and right about then he was gone.
I don't think I'll be watching that movie anytime soon, even though I loved it (despite the fight. After all, "nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands.")
Thanks for this.
This post is a great takedown of one of the most manipulative pieces of shit I have ever seen: FORREST GUMP, which I was forced to suffer while waiting in the emergency room while it blared on the TV one day when my mom had to be admitted. I will hate this thing forever and always, especially since it was complicated by the circumstances.
Any Liz fan absolutely must read The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice by M. G. Lord (who also wrote the fantastic Forever Barbie. It just won the Los Angeles Press Club National Entertainment Journslism Award for best book on an entertainment subject published this year. Yes, it's that good.
On Books Liked
Dammit! I got a copy of the Sullivan free at work. I recently brought all my free books home, and do not remember if it was in the pile. So either someone stole it and I will be sad when I get home and find out or I brought it home and will be mad at myself for meaningless worry.
Sullivan is a really good writer. His book on the Meadowlands is superb, almost McPhee-like.