The Browser, 5/8: O’Connor; Berryman; Joe Henry; Elvis Costello; Ron Burgundy; Image on Lumet’s latest

Do you have the equipment?

Flannery O’Connor blogged twice this week. That’s always worth a look. And what great quotes.


The Badge of Shame

This is why I read Jeff Berryman’s blog. His anecdotes and observations interrupt my scattered, frivolous thoughts with sobering insights. For example…

… have you ever considered wearing a Badge of Shame?


Joe Henry opens up

Paste’s Josh Jackson talks with Joe Henry about his perspective on production. A great interview! Thank you, Josh!


New Elvis Costello songs streaming

Hurry over to the Lost Highway website to listen to the new Elvis Costello album, Momofuku, streaming there. (Thanks, Josh Hurst, for the link.)

Costello says:

…obviously the title is a tribute to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the Cup Noodle. Like so many things in this world of wonders, all we had to do to make this record was add water.


Calm down. There’s hope for cinema as an art form.

That is to say, there may be an Anchorman 2 someday.


Now out on DVD: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

A.G. Harmon at Image journal considers “the evil that men do.

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