And furthermore, for your Halloween listening pleasure, Tasseomancy’s seasonal mixtape

October 31, 2011

Tasseomancy Halloween Mixtape by tasseomancy Diamanda Galás : I Wake Up and I See the Face of the Devil Claudio Simonetti : Phenomena Yoko Ono : Walking On Thin Ice Aphrodite’s Child : End Of The World Nirvana : Where …

Happy Halloween from BDA & They Might Be Giants, “Marty Beller Mask”

October 31, 2011

The oldest movie camera rental shop in Hollywood has auctioned off its film cameras

October 30, 2011

By Richard Verrier of the Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Call it film’s last gasp. Birns & Sawyer, the oldest movie camera rental shop in Hollywood, made history last week when it auctioned off its entire remaining inventory of …

Last night in Little Rock: BUZZ Halloween Party at Cajun’s Wharf

October 30, 2011

OK, the iPhone camera isn’t great in low light, and it doesn’t react quick enough to give you the kind of control you want in composingand framing a shot, but maybe these communicate some of the Grand Guignol flavor of …


October 29, 2011

I’m planning to write about this in my November 6 Critical Mass column.

Home movies: Captain America, Jurassic Park, The People Vs. George Lucas

October 29, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13, 124 minutes) — The latest Marvel Comics’ has a fine honeyed nostalgia look and the square jawed Chris Evans as the 98-lb. weakling Steve Rogers who becomes a Super Soldier. While it’s not nearly …

Movie review: Vera Farmiga’s exceptional Higher Ground

October 28, 2011

Higher Ground Grade: 91 Cast: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Hawkes, Bill Irwin Director: Vera Farmiga Rating: R, for language and sexual content Running time: 109 minutes By Philip Martin Marked by a low-key intelligence …

Program note: Live auction of the home plates at the Thea Foundation tonight

October 27, 2011

As we’ve mentioned before, Home Plate Heroes, a benefit for the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund, is holding an auction of home plates painted by Arkansas artists (and others). A live auction and reception for the artists will be held …

A few words on Haruki Murakami, whose 1Q84 is out today

October 26, 2011

There are times when criticism seems exactly like the buzz-killing some critics have held it to be — examine a butterfly’s wing too closely and you rob it of its ability to fly. Pin it down and stretch it out, …

Watch Life in a Day for free on YouTube October 28.

October 26, 2011

Shot by thousands of people, in 192 countries, on a single day in the summer of 2010, Life in a Day is the brainchild of Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (grandson of the great British director Emeric Pressburger), who assembled the …