Lucinda Williams on Charlie Louvin

January 27, 2011

She sent this email to the Los Angeles Times‘ Randy Lewis, in response to his query: “I got word of Charlie Louvin’s passing today, which is also my birthday. Losing Charlie means that we have lost one of the last …

Shakespeare at the Mansion — monkey at Bard Ball

January 27, 2011

February is shaping up as a black-tie month for the monkey. Tickets are now on sale for the Bard Ball, a fine arts event benefiting Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, set for Febuary 18 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. …

Ask me about my Robert Redford story sometime

January 26, 2011

Pillow to debut at the Oxford Film Festival

January 26, 2011

Josh and Miles Miller’s short film Pillow, shot by BDA favorite Gabe Mayhan, will premiere at the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi next month. The Miller brothers grace the cover of this week’s SYNC Weekly. (Read Spencer Watson’s story here.) …

Happy birthday, Lu

January 26, 2011

Lucinda Williams is among that small number of artists who have managed to grow older while continuing to make vital rock ’n’ roll, stuff that matters to them as well as to us. She hasn’t broken faith, and about the …

Ricky Gervais circa 1984

January 26, 2011

I think I love him all the more for this.

yet another graffiti test …

January 26, 2011

Pay us no mind.

More from Sundance (where I’m not)

January 25, 2011

Friend of the program Jay Russell gets work.

DVD of the Week: 20th anniversary Blu-ray edition of Dances With Wolves

January 25, 2011

It was actually released on January 11, but the 20th anniversary Blu-ray edition of Dances with Wolves is our DVD pick of the week. Karen loves this film — it made her a Kevin Costner fan for life — but …

From Sundance: The cast of Martha Marcy May Marlene

January 25, 2011