T-Bone Burnett’s “Tooth of Crime” Album – Due May 13 (Finally!)

I can't believe my eyes.USA Today reports T-Bone Burnett's Tooth of Crime, the album of material he wrote as accompaniment to the Sam Shepard play of the same title, is coming out on Nonesuch on May 13.This collection has been talked about for, what? Three, four... TEN years?And Sam Phillips is on six tracks. Marc Ribot plays guitar, of course. And there's even a song penned by Roy Orbison.This will really help distract me from the unfortunate postponement of Sam's Don't Do … [Read more...]

The Void Within Daniel Plainview

Steven Shaviro, who applauds Daniel Day-Lewis's performances as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, poses an insightful rebuttal to Stephanie Zacharek's critique of that performance.In doing so, he deepens my appreciation of Anderson's latest masterpiece even further, and inspires enthusiastic comments. … [Read more...]

The Browser: Dobson and the election. Another Top Ten List. O’Connor.

Whitman on this election year's Dobson¬†factor Some writers make me nod off. Andy Whitman makes me nod on, and on, and on.¬†-A Lively ListVJ Morton has one of the most interesting¬†Best of 2007 lists I've¬†seen, and a thoughtful trip through the¬†acting categories too. Bonus! Actual scenes from great films!¬†-Falling for Flannery... Again!And last but certainly not least... in fact, perhaps this should have been first... Flannery O'Connor, via her blog:What the fictio … [Read more...]


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