Posts Tagged ‘cormac mccarthy’

Reviewed: The Counselor

You can’t just plaster Cameron Diaz with makeup and turn her into Tommy Lee Jones. Rather, let’s take a step back: You can’t take a celebrated novelist and turn him into a remarkable—nor, apparently, even mediocre—screenwriter. The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott, is Cormac McCarthy’s first big-screen script. And No Country for Old Men it's not. [...]

Craigslist Essay Contest Offers Last Chance for Ticket to Friday’s Sold-Out Felice Brothers Show

The Felice Brothers, a brawling quintet of whiskeybreath folk-rockers from upstate New York, are all about reckless energy on stage. But the band members also have a literary streak, said James Felice, the band’s hefty, hirsute keyboardist/accordionist, when I interviewed him last year. “Faulkner, Hemingway, McCarthy, Thomas Pyncheon, Russian literature… Just anything we can get [...]

Arts Roundup: “Ikebe Shakedown, Gorillaz, and Zombies” Edition

Morning, readers.
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*Above, please find your morning Afrobeat fix: Ikebe Shakedown on "Don't Contradict." [Full disclosure: That guy on the congas? That's Dave Bourla, college associate of mine. Further disclosure: Ikebe is a dirty, dirty band. Bourla says they'll hit Bossa Bistro, right around the [...]