Steve Hofstetter’s Comedians on Comedians: Christian Finnegan’s Humble Beginnings

August 24, 2011

By Steve Hofstetter Christian Finnegan is a regular on Are We There Yet, a show with 44 episodes already under its belt and entering its third season on TBS this fall. But talk to him and he comes off like …

OK Go and the Muppets

August 23, 2011

Home Movies: The Online Edition

August 23, 2011

There’s no room in Friday’s newspaper. (At least not in our State edition, we may be able to squeeze some of this into our Northwest edition.) So this week the Home Movies column moves online. Which means we can embed …

Patrick Goldstein on The Help

August 22, 2011

By Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster Viola Davis must have experienced when her agent called to say she’d been offered a juicy part in The Help, DreamWorks’ adaptation of Kathryn …

The Ballad of David O.Dodd (the finished ballad)

August 22, 2011

The Ballad of David O. Dodd by Philip Martin At least I suppose it’s finished. And you needn’t bother telling me my voice is weak. It always has been. But some people might like this. I figure if Steve Earle …

“Gentle on my Mind” — Glen Campbell and John Hartford

August 21, 2011

More Glen Campbell research stuff. This is probably my favorite version of this song.

“Classical Gas” video recreated

August 21, 2011

Classical Gas Video from Shutter The Thought on Vimeo. This is sort of a sidebar to a piece I’m doing on Glen Campbell for next Sunday’s newspaper. As some of you may know, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour started out …

Jens Lekman “An Argument With Myself”

August 20, 2011

Some Market Street Cinema news: An “art and theater partnership”

August 20, 2011

This is mainly for locals, but I’ve been meaning to wander over and see the renovations at Market Street. Market Street owner-operator Matt Smith is one of the heroes of the local film scene and anything that helps the theater …

Last night in Little Rock

August 20, 2011

…. far west Little Rock, actually, where we rarely venture. At a pre-opening party at Big Orange. Already one of my favorite bars, they make a great house Negroni — they use Aperol not Campari — and a very good …