Look! An April Shower of Distractions – Six Intriguing Links

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Just in case you missed them, here's a list of six distractions from the past few days. It's a parade of bizarre attractions starring...- Quentin Tarantino - Steve Taylor - Donald Miller - Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson - Andrew Sullivan - Steve Martin - Edie Brickell - and a feast served by somebody named... Babette.If you have work to do, avoid the following links at all costs... … [Read more...]

My Favorite 10 Minutes of David Letterman… Ever.

This interview was my favorite ten minutes of late-night talk show ever... this spontaneous, unpredictable David Letterman interview with Steve Martin about Roxanne, Bill Murray, and the fine art of pencil-throwing."And if you've ever been on the floor of a context..."Oh, how I miss THAT Steve Martin.It's also cool to see the commercials that came on during the break. And to consider that some of Dave's most creative stuff took place during the writers' strike. … [Read more...]

Specials: Steve Martin’s Next Good Movie; Mark Helprin; Cowboy Junkies Sing U2; Steyn on Spielberg

Today's specials:THE REAL STEVE MARTIN ... THE ONE WORTH SEEING... IS BACK Steve Martin's upcoming romantic comedy Shopgirl wasn't very high on my must-see list. Until now.BEHIND THE SCENES OF MARK HELPRIN'S STORYTELLING Harvard Magazine investigates the house of Helprin, my favorite novelist."WE'RE JUNKIES, BUT WE'RE NOT THE SAME..." Cowboy Junkies have a new covers album called Early 21st Century Blues, and it features a rendition of U2's "One." More information and streaming … [Read more...]


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