Spineless Classics: A Clockwork Orange and Brave New World

September 20, 2013

I’m writing a little about this in my Critical Mass column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on September 29, but enough people have told me they think it’s a cool idea that I’ve decided to do a little consumer service. Spineless …

More Piers Marchant on TIFF

September 20, 2013

We ran out of room in the Little Rock edition of MovieStyle (yes, we do a different edition for Northwest Arkansas, as a colleague of mine was stunned to discover), so here’s what got cut from Piers Marchant’s fine wrap-up …

Ballad of the worst song in the world

September 19, 2013

I wrote this song. A long time ago — actually in the 1970s. When I was in college. With a guy named Gary Bolyer. We won a national contest, the Kentucky Fried Chicken Country Music Songwriting Contest, with it. In …

Gravity press conferences!

September 19, 2013

For your listening pleasure. The one with the astronauts is really good.

Vanity Fair’s decade series: Lee Hirsch explores pole-sitting

September 19, 2013

In Pole Royale, director Lee Hirsch explores the 1920s trend known as pole-sitting. Through extensive interviews with historians and archival footage, see why this cultural fad became all the rage and how it helped define the decade – in a …

Les Blank to be honored at Ozark Foothills FilmFest fundraiser this Saturday

September 17, 2013

On Saturday evening, the Ozark Foothills FilmFest is holding its annual benefit, at the Fellowship Bible Church in the old Landers Theater at 276 East Main Street in downtown Batesville. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. …

Wise Up Ghost is out tomorrow

September 16, 2013

Until then …

Bryan Cranston reads Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

September 16, 2013

If you have to ask ….

Saturday Morning Country Cover: “Indoor Fireworks”

September 14, 2013

Woof Wag and Wine 2013

September 13, 2013

A public service announcement (sans guitar): WHEN: September 21 – 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. WHERE: The historic YMCA building, 6th & Broadway, Little Rock WHY: To benefit homeless, injured, abused, neglected animals of Arkansas HOW MUCH: $35 in advance …