Bill Hicks in the newspaper

October 26, 2010

In today’s Critical Mass column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I write about an American original, and hero, Bill Hicks. Still miss him.

Music

October 26, 2010

The book and film will be out in November.

Winter’s Bone out on DVD today

October 26, 2010

Winter’s Bone, probably my favorite film so far this year, is available on DVD today. Adapted from Daniel Woodrell’s novel of the same name, the movie is a rural noir set in the Ozark Mountains of Southwest Missouri. Ree Dolly …

Rehab shows in Arkansas (free music)

October 25, 2010

ReHab, the seven-piece hip-hop/country/rock/reggae oufit out of Warner Robins, Ga. (the probable birthplace of tee ball and on whose Pine Oaks Golf Course — located on nearby Robins Air Force Base — your nose cone monkey played one of his …

Gasland opens at Market Street Cinema Friday

October 25, 2010

I was hoping I’d get a chance to review Josh Fox’s Sundance-certified documentary Gasland, but no screener has yet shown up. So it looks like it’ll so unreviewed in the newspaper. Pity. It’s probably a lot scarier than Saw 3D. …

Liz Phair: Funstyle (free track)

October 25, 2010

I haven’t got around to listening to Liz Phair‘s latest, Funstyle, yet (I know it’s been available digitally since July — I am a very busy person) but I’ve read some, uh, interesting things about it. This too. And this. …

Independent for Governor: Rod Bryan’s quixotic gubernatorial run on film

October 24, 2010

Just found out about this: There will be a free screening of University of Central Arkansas assistant professor of Digital Filmmaking Huixia Lu’s film Independent For Governor, about Rod Bryan’s 2006 campaign for Governor of Arkansas. The screening will be at …

Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts

October 24, 2010

When our friends at the the Library of America asked me if I wanted to take a look at their latest release, Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts (two volumes,  $70), I had to confess I didn’t know the name. …

Sunday linkage: Another message from the nose cone monkey

October 24, 2010

We’ve fritzed out on uploading files again. So I’m going to go play golf in the rain. We’ll get our super powers back soon, I’m sure, but until then you might want to check out these links: Forbidden Hillcrest The …

Eerie silents from Russia

October 24, 2010

Perhaps you heard that the Russian film archive Gosfilmofond presented the Library of Congress with copies of 10 previously thought lost American silent films last week. The films had been stored in the Russian archive since their initial release more …