Posts Tagged: roger ebert

Carrie and the “Strong Female Character”

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“The “strong female character” who comes closest to equaling Carrie’s volume of carnage is arguably the Bride. But before she turns the House of Blue Leaves into a crimson slip-and-slide, she is battered in flashback after flashback…Before she gets to knife her enemies in the heart or claim their severed limbs, she must lose her […]

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An Ode to Roger Ebert

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The New Yorker pays tribute to Roger Ebert in “Postscript: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013.”  The article states: Ebert writes, in the introduction to his 2006 anthology of his work, “Awake in the Dark,” of seeing “three movies during a routine workday,” and, according to Douglas Martin’s obituary in the Times, Ebert “said he saw 500 films a year and […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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I’m always interested in the different ways poets are exploring to get poems out to the reading public. Cellpoems calls itself “a txt-msg poetry journal,” though thankfully none of the poems I’ve looked at thus far have been written in text-speak. Sina Queyras asks “what is the wilderness and what is it doing in poetry? […]

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