#theundead enough already
If I wanted 2 continue hanging w zombies I wouldn’t have taken early retirement.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means...– William Faulkner, Interview in Paris Review, 1956 (via tracesoftraces)
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit...– Ernest Hemingway, Interviewed by George Plimpton Paris Review Issue 18 (Spring 1958); later published in Writers at Work, Second Series (1963)
Paris Review Interviews Online! →
once-written: Holy shit! Today I learned that the famous Paris Review author interviews are available online — going back decades! If there is an author you like, and you want to read about his or her approaches to writing, go check these out ASAP. Examples of some I may be reading soon: John Irving Ray Carver Anthony Burgess Wow. Just, wow. -rb
Mobile Motivation: 17 Digital Storytelling and... →
teachingliteracy: Free Apps for Kids These are some of the great free apps we will be trying this year to get them creating their own stories, listening to stories, increasing their reading skills, and improving their English proficiency. These are available on the iPod Touch and iPad as well but may not be free on those platforms. Talking Tom- Kids talk to Tom and he repeats everything said...
If I were to translate postmodern authors like Don Delillo, John Barth, or...– Haruki Murakami (via theparisreview)
…that will be difficult for the fresh-faced interns that old-media publications...– “Old Media Flock Like Lemmings to Tumblr,” New York Magazine’s Daily Intel Hi there. In case you were wondering who’s at the helm, it’s me, Thessaly La Force, web editor for The Paris Review. Interns are great, especially ours, but I thought I’d make it clear that our staff—at a print...
Digital Comics Sites
teachingliteracy: Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Comics by David Kapuler Creating Digital Comics has been one of my favorite thing to do with students when trying to integrate technology. While this can be done with any number of applications, such as Comic Life or Toon Boom, there are many online alternatives (mostly free) that offer a nice solution as well. Pixton - Has an educational...
Just set up new Tumblr for photos called iSite
Decided to set up separate site for photos. So I can follow myself! Now have to figure out how to change my info/photo.
Be careful what you wish for: High Winds in Windy...
A few days ago I posted a wish for a rainy day so I could catch up on reading and NPR podcasts. But I didn’t have the worst wind storm in over 70 years in mind!
Going Viral: On being hearted and hated on line!
Interesting week as two of my Tumblr -ed photos got liked and re blogged and I attracted my first piece of hate mail in response to one of my tweets in support of #NPR. Just so u know, I don’t consider being called a feminist to be an insult! Thinking of setting up a second Tumblr blog just for photos.
Curtain Calls! Chicago Theater Scene! Jeff Awards!
Congrats to all Jeff Award winner and nominees, especially Victory Gardens (five a wars), Natasha Lowe for her amazing Blanche in Steetcar at Writers Theater and one of my long time Chicago fav actors, Francis Guinan.
Congrats Steppenwolf and Lisa D'Amour NYT review
NYT gives Detrot, new play at Steppenwolfe Theater, rave review. congrats to Lisa D’Amour.
When 140 characters just isn't enough, tumblr
Twitter is great, Tumblr is awesome. And your tumblr posts can auto post on Twitter! It’s not an either / or world. It’s a both / and universe. Plus pix and audio and video.
Why I am not #amwriting
Because I #amcooking.
My name is 2muchmedia and I am an appleholic!
It all started with a laptop, then led to two iPods, an iPhone, a big honking oversized desktop, and finally, my fav, an iPad. Now I am lusting after the new Air and the new iPod touch with the face time camera. I am OK with sticking with my old iPhone since I almost never use the phone part anyway. And then I need to buy the latest iLife software. The new Lincoln Park Apple Store opens...
Spoiler Alert! Thanksgiving Dinner Early Bird
We are hosting four visiting Japanese public officials for dinner tomorrow night so I decided to make a mini me early bird Thanksgiving Dinner. Got a fresh Turkey Breast to cook in my convection oven and have made the stuffing today and will buy root veggies to oven roast from the Green City Market tomorrow along with one of Hoosier Mama’s tasty pies.
ARGHH! Ahoy there me pretties!
I do have a pirate fetish and a Johnny Depp crush. The pirate addiction dates back to when I was six and my dad read me Treasure Island. It took several weeks as I recall. And the Deppster crush? Well, duh! Check out pirate pallooza on NPR!
On today’s Fresh Air we’ll hear a different edit of Terry’s interview with Jon...– NPR Fresh Air
Rejection form letter for scripts Olde School
bookavore: Oh lord oh lord, how badly do I want a stack of these? oldhollywood: The rejection slip Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925), a motion picture studio mostly remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films, sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting (via Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture)
Why I Need A Rainy Day
We have had such a glorious fall here in Chicago, warmer, sunnier than usual, it is hard to stay inside. I am missing curling up in the recliner with a mug of tea and a stack of library books or my iPad and the forty spare hours it will take me to clear my NPR playlist…and that’s assuming I resist that little icon that adds to my playlist. Good thing I don’t watch much TV.
Remember Terry’s interview with Jon Stewart? A lot of stuff was cut out of the...– NPR Fresh Air
Harold McGee, on beans, beans being good for your heart….: “The bean family...– NPR Fresh Air
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
The wondrous Green City organic farmer’s market in Lincoln Park in Chicago is drawing to a close the end of the month, when it moves to its winter home at the Peggy Notebart Museum. Wednesdays and Saturdays usually found us in search of seasonal delights, from the early rhubarb and tiny peas through the bounty of July and August and onto the fall harvest, cider, apples and pears and all...
Favorite Recipes? →
nprfreshair: Harold McGee is coming on Fresh Air tomorrow to discuss, among other things, how to reduce the smell of fish, why foods change flavors when cooked (or when they’re accidentally left in the freezer for several months) and what the best ways are to thicken a sauce. Seems like a good time to share some favorite winter recipes/food tumblrs. Any favorites?
Are the Humanities Obsolete?
Interesting discussion today about the value of a liberal arts education with alum rep from my alma mater, University of Illinois. With funding from the state of Illinois now down to 18 per cent, the U is under tremendous pressure to provide a first class education at an affordable price. And to preserve a place for liberal art and the humanities. Signed, an aging English Major.
Mad Men season finale →
nprfreshair: There Is A Monster At The End Of This Book: There are Mad Men and Rubicon season finale spoilers if you click on this link. (But if you watched them, you will probably enjoy the article. But if you DVR, be forewarned. Be forewarned.)
This is why they invented caller ID
Mrs. Clarence Thomas crank calls Anita Hill to demand an apology. Really? The university was right to call the FBI.
Dear Megan...best wishes and don't give up yr day...
Mad Man Don Draper gets engaged!!! I thought this was a dream sequence and then the credits roll by. Megan, sweetie, nooooooo! Nothing good will come of this! Oh well, In Treatment starts a new season soon.
Elton and Leon Rock on!
Lovin' NPR on My iPad
Hi rise living and radio reception (cell phone too) not so good, so loving my iPad to listen to NPR. I’m all about time shifting. Just listened to Terry Gross interview James Franco.