“Taylor Swift”

July 19, 2015

My big brother Carl is a three-time loser He’s out on my deck with a fresh fiancee He liked what he saw and put a ring on it Just like Jay-Z did to Beyonce… It’s a big ugly rock, according …

“The Tools of Ignorance”

July 18, 2015

Reade Mitchell’s “Car-La-La”

July 17, 2015

A summer sound.

The next Iñárritu

July 17, 2015

“In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief …

“The Hill (Slow Down, Sisyphus)”

July 16, 2015

We nearly got through February then we got iced in on the hill. But there’s a trail out back, we’ve got our yaktrax we can walk out, and we will. She doesn’t need to go to work today, she could …

“draggin’ [her] with [her] shy ways into the limelight … that’s a sin”: Why I’m not writing about Go Set a Watchman

July 16, 2015

I don’t plan to write about Go Set a Watchman. I don’t plan to read it. I might change my mind. I might read a review of the book that piques my interest, my disinclination toward it might change, something …

James McMurtry, “Forgotten Coast”

July 15, 2015

LeBron James in Trainwreck

July 14, 2015

Lucinda Williams with WFUV’s Rita Houston at the 92Y

July 12, 2015

On the ritual of moviegoing

July 9, 2015

  We’ve been going to the movies a lot lately, and not just for professional purposes. Our summer hasn’t exactly turned brutal yet, but it’s still hot enough on a weekend afternoon to discourage a lot of activity. So we …