Pensive Prowler #13: Flying High
Pensive Prowler #13 by Dmetri Kakmi Flying High I don’t want to brag, but … I recently flew to Rome and London business-class. It’s quite the experience. There’s nothing like it. The problem is I’m now elevated to a higher state and can’t possibly travel cattle-class again. It’s too too ghastly, I tell you, sitting… Continue reading
The Rogue’s Guide to Shakespeare on Film #65: King of Texas (2002)
65. Ali Edel’s King of Texas [King Lear] (2002) Those fucking snobs who discuss Shakespeare’s plays pretend like he didn’t even write any westerns. I wonder why? Oh—right. So Patrick Stewart has performed King Lear on film once, but it was set in Texas, and didn’t use Shakespeare’s text, but was re-written into a nineteenth century Texas… Continue reading
Episode 289: Laurie Stone!
Episode 289 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. This week I talk to the fiction writer Laurie Stone, and we talk about the need for more craft in experimental work, what New York means for writers, the tricks of memory and aging,… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #204: Doctor Butcher, M.D.
The Curator of Schlock #204 by Jeff Shuster Doctor Butcher, M.D. The M.D. stands for Medical Deviant. Happy Black Friday, everybody. I hope you’re getting your shop on, mace in hand, so you can get that deal on zip drives down at your local Circuit City. I know most of you were dining on turkey or… Continue reading
The Rogue’s Guide to Shakespeare on Film #64: King Lear (1987)
64. Jean Luc Goddard’s King Lear (1987) In 1987, Jean Luc Goddard answered the question everyone was asking: what if Jean Luc Goddard was haunted by seagulls and made a meta-cinematic fever dream about the history of film, fine art, and literature that occasionally thought about (or thought about thinking about) a post-apocalyptic King Lear in Switzerland… Continue reading
Episode 288: Will Dowd!
Episode 288 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. This is a special episode, for Will Dowd, checks in to talk about how he turned his Drunken Odyssey blog, Areas of Fog, into a book! We try to get to the bottom of… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #203: The Island
The Curator of Schlock #203 by Jeff Shuster The Island Michael Caine versus David Warner: Need I say more? Michael Caine. I know I should have something profound to say, but such profundity is escaping me. I mean, he’s a legend in own time. Heck, he’s a legend in our own time thanks to Christopher Nolan… Continue reading
The Rogues Guide to Shakespeare on Film #63: Edward II
63. Derek Jarman’s Edward II (1991) Edward II is a little-known tragedy by Shakespeare, obscure probably because Christopher Marlowe wrote it, if you want to be technical. Derek Jarman’s film of Edward II is dazzlingly stylish, refreshingly direct, and deliciously playful. This visionary film is set as a postmodern anachronism. Nearly all of England is imagined as a… Continue reading
Episode 287: A Craft Discussion of Ann Hood’s Morningstar with Vanessa Blakeslee!
Episode 287 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Ann Hood’s MorningStar: Growing Up With Books. NOTES Check out my interview with Ann Hood back on episode 242. If you haven’t yet done so, get ahold of… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #202: Robocop 2
The Curator of Schlock #202 by Jeff Shuster Robocop 2 Sequelitis isn’t such a bad thing. I don’t know what to say. I’m a bit tuckered out this week. Was tuckered out last week too. It’s been a long year, but it’s coming to an end. I still have yet to review a movie starring… Continue reading
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