Returning from somewhere, nice to see them again, it's the Knife and Fork Band at the Dawson Street Pub, Friday night, August 1 (2014). With Amy Pickard sitting in.
Chapter 36: Ralph Ellison
...featuring DeMorge Brown. Available July 29, 2014
If you've always wanted to hear an interview with your favorite author but they died years ago, take advantage of Mr. Wells using his time machine to bring them up for a few questions.
If you never wanted to hear something like that...it's not really that.
I don't meditate, unless one counts watching a news channel on the weekend and contemplating the meaninglessness of all existence, but Laurie Norton has made Sitting, a wonderful short film about meditation.
It's paired with two other shorts, "Fade In" and "No, No, You First" and the whole thing is being released as a film called "Triptych."
Here's the catch.
When Stephen Colbert wanted to find a first novel to use as an example of the damage from Amazon's hardball tactics, he reached out to Sherman Alexie to help.
This made perfect sense. Alexie has consistently shown himself to be a champion of human rights in general and the decent treatment of writers in particular, but less obviously also an ally of readers everywhere. Writers frequently feel that the reader would have a better experience if we could just get rid if the booksellers and possibly the publishers too, but Alexie was among the first to protest that e-books and electronic gadgets required a level of income far above that available to the people who could really use a good read.
Just this cool guy.