“When you want a science fiction movie adapted into a novel that might be better than the original source material, you don’t fuck around. You speed dial Alan Dean Foster and send the check pronto.” The lost art of movie novelization. (Among the stranger films to become novels: Taxi Driver, Young Frankenstein, Deep Throat.)
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Should be “mettle,” but you get the point.
tryna cheer up a friend whom you really adore is so hard its like trying to convince the sun of its own warmth
This is probably my all-time favorite quote about that dilemma:
“For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to…
Let’s put aside race for a second.
(Of course, we can only put it aside for this second, because it’s at the center of all things American, whether we like it or not.)
I grew up in a sheltered suburban community, not entirely unlike Sanford, Florida.
And frankly, there are a lot of commendable…
I wrote this after Zimmerman got acquitted. Feels even more proper these days.
politics in the united states of america is so surreal even the cockfighting lobby has to get their two cents in
Been listening to these guys a lot this week, so expect to hear them on next week’s Les Temps.
by Ben Layman and Michael Wright
Ben Layman and Michael Wright. Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.
This is wonderful. And really accurate, for that matter.
More of David Simon’s conversation with Bill Moyers.
“If I could concentrate and focus on one thing … and start to walk the nightmare back, it would be campaign finance reform” Simon says.