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Don’t Panic

The official website of the upcoming film production of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been launched. The site has a production notes blog, though entries to this point have been sparse. There’s also a photo gallery, so far containing all of a less-than-impressive three photographs, though fans may want to stay tuned to see how the site develops. ... Read More »

Munch’s The Scream Stolen

It looks as though one version of Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream, has been stolen from the Munch Gallery in Oslo, Norway during a rare daylight armed robbery. One of four versions, it has been valued at somewhere between 60 million to 75 million dollars. Authorities have yet to apprehend any suspects and the artwork was apparently not insured ... Read More »

The Mortal Arts of Pleasure

The 1994 compilation of poetry, essays and excerpts from novels entitled Drinking, Smoking & Screwing: Great Writers On Good Times is worth the investment even if you’ve read every last entry, if only for the fabulous introduction by Bob Sacochis alone. “I should like to elbow aside the established pieties,” he toasts “and raise my martini glass in salute to ... Read More »

Beware of the Dog Who Thinks

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a great deal of time wondering what the world was like through the eyes of a cold and unfeeling pet dog. Okay, so hopefully most of you aren’t anything like me, but that doesn’t mean you should skip the 1989 French black humor film Baxter (pronounced bax-TEARRRRR). Baxter is a bull terrier who ... Read More »

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Having invested three full months in reading Stephen Dorril’s massive work, MI6, I’m finding myself incapable of remarking more than “this book sucks”. Hardly a scholastic critique, and a completely unfair one, considering the author’s commendable research efforts, but there are a few points that certainly diminish it’s apparent ambition to be considered the definitive source on British intelligence Originally ... Read More »

Plagiarism

Last March, blogger Steven Den Beste was the victim of plagiarism. Blogs seem to be an easy target for plagiarism; there are thousands of them and the internet is a very big place, which I’ll bet looks really inviting to those who would otherwise not dare if they thought getting away with it wasn’t going to be easy. Now it ... Read More »

Suspect Device Revisted

It’s been 25 years since the release of Stiff Little Fingers’ debut masterpiece Inflammable Material. It feels like half as many years since the last time I sat down and listened to great music that made me want to break stuff, but this past weekend I did. I’m older and less agile now, so I didn’t break stuff after listening ... Read More »

Ted and Sylvia

Slated for a mid-fall release, the upcoming film Ted and Sylvia is set to portray the turbulent yet brief marriage of poets Ted Hughes and Silvia Plath. Likely to stir up a decades-old debate tarred by extreme feminism, irrelevant issues of artistic merit, and the question of culpability for Plath’s tragic death at the age of thirty, it’s sure to ... Read More »

TriggerStreet-dot-com

Launched in November of 2002 by Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, I’ve been spending more hours than might be healthy with TriggerStreet.com For those of you not familiar with this booming phenomena, the site serves as a source for amateur and hopeful screenwriters and filmmakers to submit their material for both peer and professional review. However, I feel it’s only ... Read More »