Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands. ...more
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Actor and painter Burt Young talks filmmaking, art, and the years he spent living on a sixty-three-foot yacht.
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Vanessa Hua discusses her debut collection,
Deceit and Other Possibilities, writing fiction in order to understand life as an American-born child of immigrants, and the importance of literary community. ...more
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Light in the Attic Records is reissuing Jerry Goldsmith’s 1974 soundtrack to the movie Chinatown in a limited release of 2500 copies. The reissue comes on gold vinyl, with album art by Sterling Hundley and layout by Jay Shaw. The soundtrack was an incredible feat—Goldsmith wrote the score in a mere ten days, creating a surprising, hard-to-place, […]
Mild High Club’s sophomore release, Skiptracing, is out on Stones Throw and gathering some pretty enviably wild descriptions from reviewers. Alex Brettin’s sound is described in psych-loungey terms like, “smooth, psychedelic jazz/funk infusions with spacey tinges that sound like warped AM radio hits from another galaxy.” Intergalactic metaphors abound, with another reviewer claiming one track, “Homage,” “opens a door onto […]
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Rewriting the classics has become a stale and risk-averse strategy. But that shouldn’t spoil the fun of our larger culture of remixing.
Tags: A Theory of Adaptation, A Thousand Acres, Anne Tyler, as I lay dying, At the Mountains of Madness, Awake, Boy Snow Bird, Chinatown, Dickens, Double Take, E.L. James, ekphrasis, Elizabeth Graver, Faulkner, Finders Keepers, gillian flynn, Gotham, Graham Swift, Great Expectations, H.P. Lovecraft, Helen Oyeyemi, Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Inherent Vice, J.M. Tyree, James Wood, Jane Eyre, Jane Smiley, Jeanette Winterson, Johan Grimonprez, jonathan franzen, Jorge Luis Borges, Kate Chopin, Kill Bill, Last Orders, Linda Hutcheon, Liquid Swords, Mad Max: Fury Road, Madeleine Is Sleeping, Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Michael McGriff, Mr. Fox, Mumford and Sons, Our Secret Life in the Movies, Patricia Park, purity, pynchon, quentin tarantino, Ralph Waldo Emerson, raymond chandler, Re Jane, Rihanna, Robert Altman, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Shakespeare, specimen days, Stephen King, The Awakening, The Big Lebowski, The Big Sleep, The Birds, The Gold Bug Variations, The Hours, The Long Goodbye, Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, Tom McCarthy
Prolific writer and Director of the FIU Creative Writing Program Les Standiford takes a look back at his career in books, including
Water to the Angels and Bringing Adam Home, and tells us what’s next. ...more
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