Popular Irish author Maeve Binchy est mort at 72

July 31, 2012

By Robert Barr of the Associated Press LONDON — Bestselling Irish author Maeve Binchy, one of Ireland’s most popular writers who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, died in Dublin after a brief illness, Irish media and national leaders …

The Walkmen Tiny Desk Concert

July 30, 2012

Monday morning reading list

July 30, 2012

Ok, this is a new feature that may or may not become a regular part of our proceedings. When we started this blog, we determined that the first thing we wanted to do was provide a fair share of original …

Jerry Jones doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We hope.

July 29, 2012

Play this. gloryholejerry-july29 Then this:

TMFW on the Chick-fil-a imbroglio

July 29, 2012

The notion that Chick Fil-A is some kind of victim here is laughable. If they are they did it to themselves. When companies take polarizing stances, there is always some kind of response from consumers and interest groups. At least in the short haul. They didn’t see this coming? If they didn’t they are idiots.

Let it Be (Aurora)

July 29, 2012

Where I come from, this is church music.

Cavet freakin’ emptor, amigo: A review of Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me, I’m Lying with fear and loathing

July 28, 2012

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday (Portfolio/Penguin, $26.95) I think I’ve told this story before, but anyway, it seems apropos. A long time ago, at a newspaper 214 miles away, a couple of young …

Last night in (North) Little Rock: ACT opens up with Cabaret

July 26, 2012

In a sense, there’s no reason for me to write this, because if you don’t already have your tickets to the Argenta Community Theater’s production of Cabaret, the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical set in Berlin in the waning days of …

Home movies: Casa de mi Padre, The Deep Blue Sea, Footnote , Friends With Kids, Intruders, Lockout, Meeting Evil, My Way and The Three Stooges

July 26, 2012

A few recent DVD releases: Casa de mi Padre (R, 84 minutes) — A pastiche of Mexican westerns and telenovelas, Casa stars Will Ferrell (speaking pretty fair high school Spanish) as Armando Alvarez, the son of a Mexican rancher, whose …

Daddy’s working … watch the pretty fireworks

July 25, 2012

OMBRE – Cara Falsa from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo. Asthmatic Kitty solo artists Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick met, formed a band, OMBRE, and their first full-length record, Believe You Me comes out oAugust 27th. This is the first single …