Archives for September 27, 2008

Curator and the Coens

When Alissa Wilkinson, editor of The Curator, asked me if I'd contribute some perspectives on the Coen Brothers' movies, I revisited my original reviews of Barton Fink, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski, and decided to hold them up and compare them with the Coens' latest... Burn After Reading.By comparison, the new film doesn't hold up so well with either of those three memorable, masterful films. But it's still a hoot and a holler, and I recommend it to Coen fans... but not necessarily to … [Read more...]

An Unforgettable Night at Third Place Books, Celebrating “Cyndere’s Midnight”

Here are a few moments from Thursday night's crowded Cyndere's Midnight release party. Over 100 people packed in for the reading. I read a chapter from the middle of the book called "The Watcher and the Ruined Farm," talked about the profundity of "Beauty and the Beast," and reminisced about my favorite monsters. It was an unforgettable evening, a wonderful time to chat with old friends and meet new friends. I was greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm.Check out these pics by photographer … [Read more...]