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Friday, June 18, 2010

A little bit more on the 20 under 40 list

The New York Times speaketh the truth.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Your Book Porn of the day!

Don't worry there is nothing at all pornographic about this picture.

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog of Note: Literary Edition

Check it. Hark! A Vagrant, is the hilarious webcomic of Kate Beaton. Her jokes are perfect for the literary set.

Check out the comic here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Franzen tells you what you need to read

Jonathan Franzen, yes that Jonathan Franzen, writes a great essay about Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children. Great read.

Read it here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Movie Spotlight: Marty Buccafusco from Sneakers And Soul

Last summer I became, quite incidentally, tangentially involved in a film project coming out of the Empire State, titled Sneakers And Soul. Helmed by Jonathan Zelenak from a script written by Zelenak and Marty Buccafusco, the movie follows the journey of Johnny-Boy Bailey and his erstwhile BFF Ace as they travel across the wilds of New Jersey in search of themselves? A connection? The movie is thoughtful and funny and sincere in a way that is not often found in today's cinema and it was a wonder to be a part of something so cool (even if all I did was pen a song on the soundtrack).

As of right now, the film is racking up film festival appearances and was even nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Tallahasee Film Festival. The film was recently featured in an article in the New York Times about the New Jersey International Film Festival, where S & S is already garnering attention among the promoters of the festival. While distribution is limited to screenings in NYC and at the various festivals, the list of screens showing the film is continually growing, so check out the website for more updates.

I sat down with the film's Co-Producer/-Writer/-Editor, Mr. Buccafusco recently and chatted about the film, its production, and where he and Mr. Zelenak see all this going. The interview follows below.