Posts Tagged ‘Michael Chabon’

ToDo ToDay: Nico Muhly, Michael Chabon, and Snallygaster

The 31-year-old American composer Nico Muhly doesn’t do “this stupid conceptual stuff where it’s, like, ‘I was really inspired by, like, Morse Code and the AIDS crisis,’” he told the New Yorker in 2008. His sources are slightly less heady; his 2011 opera Two Boys, for example, is about a teenager who arranges his own murder via [...]

Reviewed: John Carter

John Carter is a fucking mess. Let me rephrase that: With all due respect to Andrew Stanton, writer and director of Pixar gems such as Finding Nemo and WALL*E, John Carter is a fucking mess.
Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) flatlines as the title character, a military captain in 1881 who somehow gets transported to [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Conley

As Steve Conley notes, he's done it all. He started with a science fiction Web comic (before they were called that), moved it into a comic book, switched to doing an online political comic strip, drew a few licensed comic books including an excellent Star Trek series, and now he's relaunching Bloop, a little green [...]

Snowpocalypse, or What You Will: Cultural Items to Be Consumed by Us at City Paper

While half the town spends the weekend on wordplay (Ed. note: What do you call sledding with strangers in D.C.? Snowcial networking! I know, OK, I'm sorry), the rest of us will be hunkered down indoors, twiddling with the thermostat and checking to see whether it's June yet.
Ah, we know what you're asking: But how [...]

It’s Finally Here: The Arts Desk Roundup

Hey y'all, welcome to the San Francisco Panorama Arts Desk roundup. Jingles, $20 newspapers, copyright treaties, comic books, singing gynecologists, Fotoweek drama, and Chuck Klosterman, after the jump.

Five Books I’d Read

In which the author briefly discusses five new books he’d read, if time permitted.

1. The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity by Geraldo Rivera.
Like many Americans, I was disappointed by Geraldo's anticlimatic incursion into Al Capone's vault and decision to go bald, but I like idea that this [...]