Half-shot #9: Michael Knepfer names that movie!

Michael Knepfer has figured out that confounding Half-Shot #9.The film is Harold and Maude.This means that the next Half-Shot will have two hints:Reverend (for The Cubicle Reverend, who won Half-Shot #8) and Michael (because Michael won this round.)So stay tuned... … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine to tour West Coast in May?

Linford Detweiler has just sent out his latest update on Over the Rhine. It's full of good stuff: The Olympics, New Zealand, an update on the new live album, and upcoming tour plans.Oh, and according to Linford, spring is coming.I've just wrapped up a new interview with Linford (my fourth!), and it'll be published in the next issue of SPU's Response magazine, which will be available in mid-March. … [Read more...]

A Good Year for Poetry

Anne and I read as much poetry, perhaps more, than we do fiction. Of the poets writing and publishing today, we have many mutual favorites. But there are two poets in particular who, when they release new material, send us rushing to a nearby independent bookstore to grab a first edition. Both of them write in a way that seems sacramental... the sound, the pace, the flavor of the language is as fragile and beautiful as the imagery it inspires in the reader's mind. Both are intently focused on … [Read more...]

Half-shot #9: Making it easier.

More than 20 guesses, and still no winner on Half-Shot Contest #9.Okay, here's a little more of the picture...If you love movies, I'm pretty sure you know this film. … [Read more...]


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