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Marisol Limon Martinez Talks About Her Book-Length Poem, Via Dissumulata, for KMSU Radio

Artist, poet, musician, and all-around gem Marisol Limon Martinez talks about her book-length poem, Via Dissimulata (Octopus Books 2015), for the Weekly Reader on KMSU Radio (that’s the local radio station for Minnesota State University at Mankato, if you weren’t aware). Martinez is also the author of First Space, Then Structures (Nothing Moments Publishing), and […]

From Digital to Dust

Kanye West, “Through the Wire”, from The College Dropout (2003). There’s no accounting for the habits of the collector. Some spend their lives focused on a single niche, others hop around specialties and formats, playing hopscotch with the cultural artifacts that define their obsessions and fill their apartments. As a lifelong collector of recorded music I... More

Bizet, Bizet, Bizet!

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

“Trove Thursday” presents Don Procopio, an early two-act confection in Italian featuring an all-star French (and Belgian) cast.

Nobody Knows Anything (including what this quote means)

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John get to the bottom of William Goldman’s famous quotation about Hollywood, which is so often misapplied. Then it’s a discussion of zombie cars, wind-tunnels, blockbusters, and the paradox of choice.

Writers Rooms, Taxes, and Fat Hamlet

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig discuss the trend of hiring multiple writers to work concurrently on tentpole features. Can movies be written like television, and should they?

Episode 528: Alfredo Cramerotti, Malerie Marder, and Cauleen Smith

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

download This week we present literally exactly what happened when Duncan did this: EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director | MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator Malerie Marder, Artist and Cauleen Smith, Artist. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports Internationally acclaimed curator in film, video and new media Alfredo […]

The One Where Aline’s Show Debuts

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Aline Brosh McKenna joins us to talk through the launch of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and what she’s learned since she introduced us to the show nearly a year ago. Brian Lowry of Variety raves that it is “one of the fall’s most promising hours.” We’re not surprised at all.

The Thrill: A pop music spectacular

This week on our culture podcast: Chilly Gonzales's dissertations on pop, and we talk Carly Rae Jepsen's new album Plus: our songs of the summer The post The Thrill: A pop music spectacular appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Thrill: Goodbye from Maclean’s culture podcast

It's been a wonderful ride, but our culture podcast is going on indefinite hiatus. Here's why The post The Thrill: Goodbye from Maclean’s culture podcast appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Thrill: Dave Chappelle, Polaris Prize, and Minions

On this episode of our pop-culture podcast, we talk to Just for Laughs Montreal organizers about Dave Chappelle, break down the Polaris shortlist, and more The post The Thrill: Dave Chappelle, Polaris Prize, and Minions appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Who might win the 2015 Polaris Prize?

Award juror Michael Barclay joins our pop-culture podcast The Thrill to analyze the Polaris Prize shortlist The post Who might win the 2015 Polaris Prize? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Thrill: Peak TV, back to school, and ‘Netflix and chill’

This week on our culture podcast: Is there too much TV? What's 'Netflix and chill?' Plus: Our favourite back-to-school shows and movies The post The Thrill: Peak TV, back to school, and ‘Netflix and chill’ appeared first on Macleans...

The Thrill: Jon Stewart, Degrassi, ghostwriting in rap

Our pop-culture podcast on the politics of the Daily Show's host, the newly renewed Degrassi, and the Drake vs. Meek Mill ghostwriting beef The post The Thrill: Jon Stewart, Degrassi, ghostwriting in rap appeared first on Macleans.c...

The Thrill: Straight Outta Compton, celeb feminism, and e-laughs

This week on our culture podcast, we talk the NWA biopic, the way we laugh online, and more The post The Thrill: Straight Outta Compton, celeb feminism, and e-laughs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Thrill: Kate Beaton, modern soul music, CanCon

This week: Kate Beaton on writing a children's book, Michael Barclay on Leon Bridges and Miguel, plus our favourite CanCon The post The Thrill: Kate Beaton, modern soul music, CanCon appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Features are different

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig look at how writing feature films is fundamentally different than writing television, and how that difference begins at the point of story inception. It’s not just that movies are longer; they’re also built to be unique events, with characters embarking on once-in-a-lifetime journeys. Show More Summary

Nice work

You can’t play the part of Hamlet, only parts of Hamlet. And the bits Benedict Cumberbatch offers us are of… The post Nice work appeared first on The Spectator.

Campaign statements and residual statements

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig discuss the WGA election results, and take a look at the issues that dominated the campaigns. What is a paper team? Do screenwriters really retire? And why does it take us so long to get paid?

Moor than expected

5 months agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca guesses we will have to make these quizzes more challenging.

Rewrites and Scheduling

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John take an extensive look at best practices when coming in to rewrite an existing script. How do you take the reins when you weren’t the first screenwriter? Whether you’re starting over at page one or executing some surgical fixes, we discuss the psychology and reality of being the subsequent writer.

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