Kurt Vonnegut novels and collections

NOVEL Player Piano August 1952 NOVEL The Sirens of Titan October 31, 1959 PLAY Penelope (Alternate title Happy Birthday, Wanda June) 1960 NOVEL Mother Night 1961 COLLECTION Canary…

“Museum Piece” by Hayden Carruth

One of the things I love most about reading literary non-fiction is that the works become cryptic maps to other great works.  Thanks to Wendell Berry…

Steve Cutts animation

I ran across Steve Cutts animation a few months ago and fell in love with it.  In a world of animation dominated by 3D, it’s…

imho: The Fourth Wall (by The Vespers)

I randomly ran across this one yesterday and find myself unable to stop listening to it.  This Nashville quartet has completely blown me away with…

imho: House of Cards

 I am now halfway through his Netflix original series and find myself growing evermore inthralled by the chemistry between Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. It…

imho: Django Unchained

Django Unchained is, hands down, one of the best westerns I have ever seen and definitely ranks at the top of my Tarantino list. In it …

imho: Skyfall

  … So I was completely taken by surprise when I saw the preview for this one and was genuinely excited to see it; and even more surprised when I saw it and enjoyed it.  Although I am not in the group of people who can say …

imho: The Big Year

  I have to admit that this movie did not make it onto my list to watch.  It was a lazy Sunday afternoon background noise pick, that ended up

imho: The Anderson Tapes

   It’s good to watch some older movies that remind us that filmmaking is not supposed to be conservative.  It doesn’t have to be perfect and should make us look at ourselves and our societies.  It is also good to remind us