Enjoy Every Sandwich: Warren Zevon’s last appearance on David Letterman

May 21, 2015

Warren Zevon on David Letterman’s Late Show after being diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma, about a year before his death. He was the only guest on the show that hour.

Walt Disney and the Plus Ultra Society

May 20, 2015

Little Rock Film Festival week in review

May 17, 2015

2015 LRFF Wrap up! from Little Rock Film Festival on Vimeo.

The King is dead

May 15, 2015

He plucks the moonlight: Burnt indigo fire — calls it blues. — Rachel M. Harper, B.B. King: History of the Blues B.B. King is dead. He is due an appreciation. But how do you convince someone who doesn’t already appreciate …

Mary Steenburgen at South on Main

May 12, 2015

By Karen Martin for blood, dirt & angels It’s all about the music at Mary & Friends, a fundraiser for the Oxford American Literary Project, happening at 7 p.m. Friday (May 15) at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little …

A pause before the Little Rock Film Festival onslaught

May 12, 2015

Hold on a minute, let me catch my breath. For reasons that might not be very interesting to most of you — I’ve been very busy, I’ve got a new book coming out, we’ve been short-handed at the office — …

Katy Perry orders a coffee

May 11, 2015

This is kind of horrible.

King Jack opens Little Rock Film Festival

May 10, 2015

King Jack 88 Cast: Charlie Plummer, Christian Madsen, Cory Nichols, Danny Flaherty, Erin Davie, Chloe Levine Director: Felix Thompson Rating: Unrated, with bad language and sexting Running time: 81 minutes Writer-director Felix Thompson’s debut feature King Jack, winner of the …

Sponsor Village at the Bentonville Film Fest

May 9, 2015

By Karen Martin for blood, dirt & angels and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The hottest attraction at this week’s Bentonville Film Festival is the Sponsor Village. Located north of Lawrence Plaza to the edge of downtown, it’s the place where practically …

Genius as a bad investment: Orson Welles at 100

May 6, 2015

Orson Welles, who would have turned 100 years old today, did not have the grace to go quietly or crack up spectacularly. Twenty years after his death, he was — he remains — a problematic figure; one who ended up …