The new putter

November 28, 2013

Golf posts have been light this year for a couple of reasons: 1) Back in the Spring, when I went to Washington, I somehow managed to strain my achilles tendon (it was not when I was hit by the car …

The best Thanksgiving songs

November 28, 2013

Johnny Cash’s Thanksgiving Prayer

November 28, 2013

Piers Marchant on Philomena: A little old lady from Ireland, with heartbreaking story to tell

November 27, 2013

Philomena Grade: 89 Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan Dir. Stephen Frears
 Rating: PG-13, for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references Running time: 98 minutes By Piers Marchant for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels The beauty …

Spike Lee still gliding along

November 26, 2013

Someday I will tell you my Spike Lee story. He thinks, I think, I played ball at LSU with Shaq. NEW YORK — “Rage doesn’t have to fester for years, but revenge?” the director Spike Lee said, as he rapidly …

These Birds Walk is tonight’s GATHR screening

November 25, 2013

Tonight’s GATHR screenings at Little Rock’s Market Street Cinema is These Birds Walk, by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq. It was one of the highlights of this year’s Little Rock Film Festival. It’s a documentary about a runaway boy in …

80 Years of Arkansas Poetry

November 25, 2013

By Marck Beggs Cat Whisperer and Culture Hero For one solid decade, I edited an online literary journal, the Arkansas Literary Forum in an effort to bring “the best of Arkansas to the world.” For the most part, I believe …

Going to the Boats

November 24, 2013

This might be on the next album.

Chelsea Hotel No. 2

November 23, 2013

“Thomas Chatterton” — a new song

November 23, 2013

For my friend Bill Jones: “light as a serpent’s skull/opaque as a John/Taupin song”