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Seeing Steinbeck anew

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a streaming webcast of the stage version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Streaming webcasts of theatrical performances are growing increasingly scarce as Broadway producers and drama companies begin opening their doors once more. Yet their value remains undiminished, for streaming video gives regional companies a national profile and makes shows available to viewers who either find it difficult to go to the theater o...
Tags: Art, Connecticut, Broadway, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, George, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Westport Country Playhouse, Lennie, Brian Hutchison, Mark Lamos, Lamos, Mark Mineart

Snapshot: Lewis Milestone’s 1939 film of Of Mice and Men

The 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Merideth and Lon Chaney Jr., directed by Lewis Milestone, and scored by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Lon Chaney Jr, Lewis Milestone, Burgess Merideth

John Steinbeck Really Did Write A Werewolf Novel. No Way His Estate Is Letting You See It.

“The manuscript, Murder at Full Moon, was completed in 1930 but was never published. A single copy has been sitting, mostly forgotten, in an archive in Texas since 1969. It includes drawings by Steinbeck himself. A scholar of American literature at Stanford University is pushing for the book to be published, but the agents for Steinbeck’s estate vehemently refused this week.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Words, Stanford University, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, 05.27.21

How Much John Steinbeck Hated Criticism (Of Any Kind)

“Over the course of a long writing life, Steinbeck had won many prizes, among them the Pulitzer and then, remarkably enough, the Nobel, but no matter how many hundreds of critics and millions of readers declared him a national treasure, he not only raged at those who refused to extend him the accolades he hungered for, he scorned those very accolades when they came his way.” – The New Republic
Tags: Art, People, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, 10.09.20

The Best Pens & Pencils for Designers, Artists & Creatives in 2019

Despite what we may think, for someone who works in a creative space, no piece of tech will replace a quality pen for quick sketches of ideas and projects.  The problem is, like many other product landscapes, the options that are available when it comes to a good pen  are almost endless and can cause headaches and confusion trying to find the best one for your type of work. With that in mind, we wanted to build a guide for designers, artists & illustrators to the best pens available, includ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Tools, Design, California, Best, Graphic Design, Edward, Pens, Pencils, Faber Castell, Moma, Pentel, Sakura, John Steinbeck, Chuck Jones

"A Message From the Future": short film about the "Green New Deal Decade," narrated by AOC, drawn by Molly Crabapple, presented by Naomi Klein

The Intercept has just released "A Message From the Future," a short science fiction movie narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and drawn by Molly Crabapple, describing the coming "Green New Deal Decade," when Americans pulled together and found prosperity, stability, solidarity and full employment through a massive, nationwide effort to refit the country to be resilient to climate shocks and stem the tide of global climate change. It's an astonishingly moving and beautiful piece, and deplo...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Science Fiction, Video, Movies, News, Climate, Animation, Design Fiction, Jeff Bezos, Fdr, Naomi Klein, Jackson Pollock, Aoc, John Steinbeck, Works Progress Administration

John Steinbeck’s Second Wife Says He Was ‘Sadistic’ In Newly Published Memoir

“My Life With John Steinbeck recalls a troubled marriage that spanned 1943 to 1948, a period in which he would write classics including Cannery Row and The Pearl. During their marriage, Conger Steinbeck described a husband who was emotionally distant and demanding. ‘Like so many writers, he had several lives, and in each he was spoilt, and in each he felt he was king,’ she wrote. ‘From the time John awoke to the time he went to bed, I had to be his slave.'”
Tags: Art, People, John, John Steinbeck, 09.07.18, Conger Steinbeck

Kendrick Lamar Miscategorized: Prize Should Have Been Literature, Not Music

If the Pulitzer people had only bitten the bullet and done the equivalent of what the Nobel committee did for Bob Dylan and rock lyrics when they said, “You know what? We’re going to get dissed and ridiculed for even putting Dylan on the same level as John Steinbeck, but what the heck. Let’s just do it […]
Tags: Art, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Words, Dylan, John Steinbeck, 04.20.18

What the tiniest creatures can teach us about adapting to life's challenges

John Steinbeck wrote that “all things are one thing and that one thing is all things—plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe, all bound together by the elastic string of time.” He had a great big feeling about life, but spent a lot of time just poking around little tidepools to get it. Great minds–from Copernicus to Galileo, Newton, Darwin and Einstein–have always done this, observing life’s tiny details and looking for connections be...
Tags: Design, Nasa, San Diego, Monterey, Sharks, Einstein, Cortez, Baja California, Ricketts, Cabo San Lucas, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Copernicus, Fortune Magazine, Tamsin Woolley Barker, Janine Benyus

9 secret spots in Kansas City

THE WORD IS OUT that Kansas City’s food, music, and beauty rival those of any other city in the nation. As KC increasingly draws in bigger crowds, it feels even sweeter to find those hidden places that aren’t the same hotspots everyone else knows about — places off the beaten path that offer up something a little different and make you feel at home, whether you’re a local or not. Kansas City has many such spots, and even those whose names are growing still maintain their sense of adventure. Her...
Tags: Travel, Food, Art, Music, Restaurants, Bars, Library, Drink, United States, Missouri, Live Music, Kansas City, Locust, Nightlife, Foodies, All

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck. Published by Covici, Friede, Inc., 1937 About the book: The book takes place during the time it was written, The Great Depression
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SparkNotes: Of Mice and Men

Struggling with John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men? Check out our thorough summary and analysis of this literary masterpiece.
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'1984' Isn't The Only Classic Book Whose Sales Are Surging In The Trump Era

"1984's recent spike has been notable, but the novel has perpetually hovered on the bestseller list ... For other works, though," - by Sinclair Lewis, Hannah Arendt, and John Steinbeck - "their rise in popularity seems more directly linked to the emergence of Trump as a political leader."
Tags: Art, Words, Trump, John Steinbeck

Off the Road: Explorers, Vans, and Life Off the Beaten Track

“People don’t take trips, trips take people”, John Steinbeck famously said, perfectly encapsulating the stories in “Off the Road”, an anthology of road trips as seen through the eyes of the people who have embarked on them, out now from Gestalten. Featuring stunning landscape photographs, gritty testimonials and taking a closer look at the vehicles of their choice, the book presents each...
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Upper Eden

“The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” - John SteinbeckMakers & Allies has developed the brand concept, naming, art direction, label design, and package design for a pinot noir and chardonnay called Upper Eden. Inspired by one of John Steinbeck’s works and one of California’s most productive agricultural regions, the...Click to read full post... » Read More Packaging & Articles at           Related Posts: Vinos Frios del ...
Tags: Design, California, Category: Wine Champagne, John Steinbeck, Wolfville

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