From my rehearsal tapes …

February 28, 2013

Shinyribs! (at the White Water Tavern)

February 27, 2013

Kevin Russell is sort of a genius. He was the frontman and main songwriter for one of my favorite ’80s bands — the Picket Line Coyotes — and for the past 20 years or so has been busy as one …

Just one reason you should quit hating on Anne Hathaway …

February 27, 2013

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I didn’t realize Lauer was such a pig.

Nelson Carvajal’s Best Picture “supercut” video

February 26, 2013

Academy Awards: Best Picture Oscar Winners from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo. Nelson Carvajal, author of video essays about There Will Be Blood and 2001, is back with a “supercut” of all the Best Picture winners in Oscar history, scored to …

Steve Earle: “Invisible,” directed by Tim Blake Nelson

February 26, 2013

Adventures in Barrywood: Imagine a world without Oscar

February 25, 2013

I was on South American television talking about the Oscars this morning. This isn’t the clip but I’ll put it up once I find it. By Barry Koltnow in The Orange County Register Imagine a world without the Oscars. Don’t …

Helena Saturday

February 24, 2013

Took a day trip to Helena yesterday for the dedication of Freedom Park, which stands on (or very near) the site of a camp by fugitive slaves (contrabands) who were following the Union Army. (Warning shaking video alert. Use a …

One more Oscar prognosticator … Travis Eddings joins the party

February 24, 2013

Travis Eddings, of Popcorn Alley, wasn’t the only member of our esteemed panel to get his Oscar picks in late, he was just unlucky that I didn’t see them in time to stop the presses and insert them in the …

Emmanuelle Riva, 54 years ago

February 24, 2013

Via our Armchair Critic:

Piers Marchant picks the Oscars

February 22, 2013

I’ll admit I’m a little Oscared out myself what with today’s piece and my forthcoming Sunday essay (I know Amour has no chance, I just wanted a little diversity in today’s piece) but here’s our regular contributor Piers Marchant’s take. …