Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the discoverers the creators the seekers

Daniel J. Boorstin

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Catherine Chung, On Reading

"For me, reading is a full-bodied hunger that is spiritual as well as emotional and intellectual. In the poem 'The Cleaving,' by Li-Young Lee, there's this amazing line: 'my reading a kind of eating, my eating/ a kind of reading...' that describes what reading does for me as well as anything can. Reading is essential and sustaining: it nourishes me, fills me up and delights me, teaches me, makes me feel everything and think about everything, and connects me to the world. It not only shows me the path, but is often the path itself."

Catherine Chung is the author of the novel Forgotten Country, and a Granta New Voice. To learn more about her, visit her website at catherinechung.com.}

Friday, February 24, 2012

William Lychack, On Reading

"Aside from all of the obvious and ennobling reasons to read--information, education, entertainment--I also find that reading somehow suspends the conscious mind. I mean, I've never not found the answer to some problem or question or impediment in my writing life in my reading life. Among other things, the act of reading seems to true my tires, and when my writing life is going well it seems that my reading life is going well as well."

William Lychack is the author of a novel, The Wasp Eater, and a collection of stories, The Architect of Flowers, and his work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and on public radio's This American Life. For more information, please contact, lychack.com.}

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Theatre 810
Presented by Acting Unlimited Inc.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Monday, February 13, 2012

dan chaon | stay awake

"I think what I start out with is some kind of image or scene, and then from there I'll work towards a character. From the character and that moment then I think plot will begin to emerge. With a lot of stories, the opening image is frequently the thing that I started with -- whether it's the image of the baby with two heads, or the image the guy hitting the deer in the semi. Then I tend to begin to explore the characters in these images and make them move forward in some sort of plot-like way."

--Book Talk: A Peek into Loss and Darkness with Dan Chaon

Stay Awake: Stories
By Dan Chaon

Sunday, February 12, 2012

robert j. flaherty | louisiana story

Satyajit Ray: "I had seen Louisiana Story in England. I found it quite inspiring. I liked other films too, but Flaherty's films and Renoir's films had an affinity to my work because of the setting and the people involved... in the trilogy ones."

--British Film Institute

Louisiana Story
Directed by Robert J. Flaherty

October 1948

Saturday, February 11, 2012

pincel de zorro

Pincel De Zorro (Ediciones Ondina)

Pincel De Zorro

Direction, Design and Animation: Hug Codinach
Illustrations: Meritxell Ribas
Text: Sergio Sierra
Music: Albert Alay

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mud Luscious Press | Matt Bell

by Matt Bell
Mud Luscious Press
105 pgs.
April 2012
$12 ($10 pre-order special)

\ f. scott fitzgerald / (6:12-6:36) |might have might not have|

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Khadijah Queen, On Reading

"Reading is everything: magical, spiritual, practical, easy, difficult, necessary, strange. It's a slog, a transport, an anchor, entertainment and a tool of survival. I learned to read at age three and have loved all of it, my whole life, from Lois Duncan to the Narnia Chronicles as a child – so far away from the gunshot soundtrack of my '80s-in-South-Central-L.A. childhood, yet such relevance, comfort, offer/utterance of possibility; to Stephen King and Alice Walker and Malcolm X as a teenager; to Audre Lorde and Helene Cixous and Lucille Clifton and Fernando Pessoa in college. Recently Craig Thompson's Habibi and Lynn Nottage's Ruined rocked my reading world. And before that, Shahrnush Parsipur's Women Without Men and Salvador Plascencia's The People of Paper – (speechless awe). Even books I didn't like (or detested – anything by Heidegger, for example) still activated something in me – if only a fight or flight response. Reading is an endless loop. Books surround and fill me. I have too many. I don't have enough. I write to empty, then turn to reading, to living, fill up again."

Khadijah Queen's most recent book, Black Peculiar, won the 2010 Noemi Press book award for poetry. Visit her website: khadijahqueen.com.}