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What If Your Future Was Determined By The Color Of Your Eyes

If you are looking for something powerful, creative, provocative, and beautifully done, go look at True Blue by Eliot Peper and team. In 2017, I wrote a post titled A Clever Short Story About Discrimination about the short story that Eliot had written. It was an idea that David Cohen had. He shared it with Eliot, who then wrote the short story. David then funded a project for Eliot to turn it into an “internet public art project.” Eliot describes how they made True Blue. It’s a fab...
Tags: Art, Book, Trends, David, David Cohen, Feld, Eliot, True Blue, Eliot Peper

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 15-22

  Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale perform on March 21 at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. (Courtesy photo by Preston Thalindroma)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Pioneer Cemetery tours: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents discuss the property, the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando V...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

‘The Magicians’ Presents Big Questions in “Home Improvement”

Several characters in “Home Improvement,” the title of this week’s funnier-than-normal episode of The Magicians , deal with some concept of home. First, there’s Fen, who does whatever she can for her homeland, even if that that means undergoing back-breaking yard work for the supposed prophet in her dreams. There’s also Alice, who must visit her mother to cast a location spell for Zelda, the Librarian who has her own home-related desire to find her daughter in the mirror realm. And then there...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Modesto, Zelda, Samantha, Carol, Alice, Josh, Harold, Pete, Julia, Margo

Shorties (The 2019 Man Booker International Prize Longlist, New Music from Joan As Police Woman, and more)

The 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced. Stream a new song by Joan As Police Woman. March's best eBook deals. Entries are now open for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Author William Boyle discussed his favorite "screwball noir" films at . Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Variety and Rolling Stone recommended the best books to read about wrongful conviction. The Guardian recommended books about buildi...
Tags: Music, David, Rolling Stone, Joan, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Eliot, Granta, Daisy Johnson, William Boyle, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, SXSW The New York Times, Terrence Hayes, Alan Trotter

Now You Can Listen To T.S. Eliot Read, And Talk About, His Poetry

“On December 4, 1950, two years after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, T.S. Eliot stood behind a lectern in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y and read some of his best work in front of hundreds of people.” The director of the Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center and the poet Billy Collins recently came across audio of that event, and they’ve offered excerpts for streaming. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Eliot, Billy Collins, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Unterberg Poetry Center, 03.11.19

Jessica Chastain to Develop The Honeymoon for the Big Screen

Jessica Chastain to develop The Honeymoon for the big screen Actress Jessica Chastain was signed on to develop The Honeymoon into a feature film. Variety reports that Chastain’s production company Freckle Films will produce the film will be based on Dinitia Smith’s 2016 historical drama The Honeymoon: A Novel of George Eliot. The book recounts Eliot’s honeymoon in Venice in June 1880, after her marriage to a much younger man named John Walter Cross. Still recovering from the death of her lon...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Venice, George Eliot, Chastain, Eliot, Mary Ann Evans, Tate Taylor, Movie News, Freckle Films, Dinitia Smith, George Henry Lewes, John Walter Cross, The Honeymoon, Silas Marner Adam Bede

Jessica Chastain Developing George Eliot Story ‘The Honeymoon’ as a Movie

Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films has optioned the movie rights to Dinitia Smith’s historical drama “The Honeymoon: A Novel of George Eliot.” Smith’s novel, published in 2016, recounts Eliot’s honeymoon in Venice in June, 1880, following her marriage to John Walter Cross, a man 20 years younger. Eliot, who was 60 at the time, was recovering […]
Tags: Jessica Chastain, News, Venice, George Eliot, Eliot, Dinitia Smith, John Walter Cross, The Honeymoon, George Eliot Story, George Eliot Smith

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 8-15

  Vox Femina Los Angeles performs on March 10 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Vox Femina Los Angeles)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Fred Hall Show – The Ultimate Outdoor Experience: Boating, fishing, hunting and travel exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 1-9 p.m., March 8; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Katie Peterson's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "A Piece of Good News"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News is an evocative and often startling poetry collection. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "In the fourth collection from Peterson, a typica...
Tags: Music, California, Massachusetts, George Harrison, Pete Seeger, Barack Obama, David, Dolly Parton, Rosetta, Ikea, Jesus, Honda, Shakespeare, North Carolina, Joni Mitchell, Richard

Music Notes: The D (OT)

A new mix by my friend KK is keeping me company today. (He kicked it off with Linton Kwesi Johnson's "Lorraine" at my request.) In response to the "One Good Book" post, Martin Doonan wrote: It would depend on the purpose of the collection. However, if the aim were to be photography appreciation, in a broad sense, then I would recommend to your friend to buy something that was furthest from their current tastes in photography as possible. I've found I've gained a much better appreciation of photo...
Tags: Photography, Alice, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Lorraine, KK, Eliot, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Martin Doonan, Kimfluence KK, Lorna Clymer, Randy Greif

‘The Magicians’ Returns to a Forgotten Character With “A Timeline and Place”

Episode 6 of The Magicians , “A Timeline and Place,” addresses the long festering question: what the hell is the original Penny (AKA the Penny from Timeline 40) doing ? Last time we saw him was in Season 3, where—stuck in the Afterlife branch of the Library—he had a chat with Hades that convinced him to take on the role of a Librarian in the eternal (and infernal?) institution. Thankfully, actor Arjun Gupta has remained on the show playing the Penny from Timeline 23—a more subdued, melan...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Modesto, Alice, Penny, Josh, Marina, Julia, Margo, Sheila, Quentin, Eliot

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

‘The Magicians’ Taps the Brakes With “Marry F–ck Kill” and “Escape From the Happy Place”

The fourth and fifth episodes of The Magicians are slower paced than the beginning of the season, allowing viewers to marinate in some under-explored relationships and to circle back to some dangling storylines. The results are mixed, but the show’s quick dialogue and unexpectedly poignant character moments make both episodes—especially Episode 5—rich fodder that fans will enjoy. “Marry Fuck Kill” The Magicians’ fourth episode, “Marry Fuck Kill,” is a detour from the main conflict...
Tags: Movies, Syfy, The Magicians, Earth, Features, Iris, Alice, Penny, Josh, Charlton, Julia, Margo, Quentin, Eliot, Shoshana, Hale Appleman

Theater review: For ‘Cats,’ two lives is more than enough

Do you invent a new cuss word every time your phone insists you install a slight update? Do you glare at products in the grocery store whose labels boast “improved” when you know they’re not. Chances are, then, you’ll feel the same about this “new Broadway production” of “Cats,” in its national tour, currently stalking across the stage and up the aisles of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre. McGee Maddox as Rum Tug Tugger in the North American Tour Company of “Cats.” (Photo by Matthew Murphy) “C...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Los Angeles, Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Broadway, Matthew Bourne, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gus, Andy Blankenbuehler, Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center, Natasha Katz, John Napier, Katz

Jackpot Ultra Running Festival Race Report - 2019

My wife Mel has seen me run 100 milers. She has seen me barf on my feet. She has seen me sleepwalking from absolute exhaustion. She has seen my legs look like they need an exorcism as they twist into knots with cramps. She has seen me give birth to blisters the size of a Toyota Prius.My wife is a smart person.So I have no idea why, after everything she has seen me go through, she would willingly choose to register for a 100 miler. And then she suggested I could run it with her. The only logical ...
Tags: Sport, Las Vegas, Mike Tyson, Dorothy, Mel, Universal Studios, Robert, Celine Dion, Ken, King Kong, Melanie, Eliot, Kylee, USATF, Altra, Cory Reese

The Saintly Life of Father Augustus Tolton

Augustus John Tolton, the second of three children, was born into slavery on April 1, 1854, in Brush Creek, Missouri. His baptismal record reads, in part, “A colored child. . . . Property of Stephen Eliot.” His mother, Martha Jane Chisley, was given as a wedding gift to the Eliot family, on whose plantation she met and married Augustus’s father, Peter Paul Tolton. When Augustus was seven years old, his father died in the Civil War, fighting for the belief that all men, including blacks, are equa...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Featured, New York City, Church, Religion, America, Rome, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic, Saints

‘The Magicians’ is the Rare Adaptation That’s Better Than the Book

“The book was better.” Even without context, those four words almost work as a manifest truth, one I have immortalized on a lapel pin and engraved on my heart. The book, by virtue of its being a story’s inception point, the very first version of a narrative where nothing’s cut for time and no grand ideas are scuttled for budget, is almost always better than any of its adaptations. And when the SyFy network first announced they’d be adapting Lev Grossman ’s The Magicians trilogy, the show ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Earth, Features, Adaptation, Harry, Buffy, Alice, Penny, Josh, Lev Grossman, Gamble

Supernatural Episode 14.13 Recap: 300 Episodes of the Winchester Legacy

Supernatural Episode 14.13 recap: 300 episodes of the Winchester legacy After last week’s emotional confrontation between the brothers and Dean choosing to keep fighting after Sam’s breakdown, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Samantha Smith, and guest star Jeffrey Dean Morgan reunited the Winchester family in one big, cathartic cryfest. The 300th episode introduced us to the town of Lebanon and some of Sam and Dean’s neighbors, while also honoring the legacy of the Winchesters, all they’ve bee...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stanford, Palo Alto, Canada, The Cw, Supernatural, John, Jackson, Sam, Lebanon, Recap, Michael, Winchester, Max, Lucifer

‘The Magicians’ Puts Everyone in a Bad Situation in “The Bad News Bear”

It’s three episodes into Season 4 of The Magicians , and the gang’s memories are back! Also, everyone wants to kill them. At the beginning of the hour, the immediate threat comes from evil Eliot, who wants to torture them to death (you know, for funsies). Margo, however, deftly distracts evil Eliot by setting the monster’s sights on Bacchus. While she, Eliot-Monster and Josh head off to Fillory to kill a god, however, the rest of the group still has murder problems—with Fogg’s glamouring sp...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Santa, Alice, Penny, Josh, Bacchus, McAllister, Marina, Julia, Margo

‘The Magicians’ Gets “Lost, Found, F–cked” in a Very Eventful Episode

The title of this season’s second episode , “Lost, Found, Fucked,” is as descriptive as it is indelicately alliterative. At the beginning of the hour, our favorite memory-less magicians are indeed lost; by the end of the episode though, Julia—like an overachieving Jesus—has died and resurrected herself hundreds of times in order to break the magic battery keeping the persona-creating glamour alive. Julia’s death-inducing efforts work—everyone finds themselves again as their memories crash b...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Santa Claus, Jesus, Zelda, Alice, Josh, Marina, Julia, Margo, Fogg

Wait —: Wait — ‘Cats’ Is Crazy

Taylor Swift’s movie role brings T.S. Eliot’s part-gibberish poems for kids to life.
Tags: Movies, News, Taylor Swift, Cats, Taylor, Swift, Andrew, Lloyd Webber, Eliot, Poetry and Poets, Thomas Stearns, Cats (Movie, Your-feed-selfcare

‘Wounds’ Review: Armie Hammer Really Shouldn’t Have Picked Up That Haunted Cell Phone [Sundance]

A sweat-drenched, hypnotizing descent into horror, Babak Anvari’s Wounds is full of contradictions. It’s the type of movie that regularly swings from tense to laughable, from serious to ludicrous, from spine-tingling to eye-rolling. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thoroughly entertained as I watched Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson go off the deep end after discovering a cursed cell phone. Will (Hammer) is a New Orleans bartender who’s nursing a drinking problem and an unrequited crush on ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, New Orleans, Johnson, Will, Armie-Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Sundance, Carrie, Kurtz, Babak Anvari, Eliot, Carrie Johnson, Annapurna Pictures

The deadliest month of the year in Southern California? It’s January (and it’s not clear why)

T.S. Eliot might have famously called April “the cruelest month.” But data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is in fact January that deserves the honor. More people die in Southern California during January than any other month, according to CDC data that shows the number of deaths and their causes over the last five years. Within Januaries from 2013 to 2017, 46,962 people died in California. December comes in second at 44,219 deaths. March and February are ...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, California, Cdc, Sport, Data, Soccer, Newcastle, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside County, Lucas, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Ginsburg

‘The Magicians’ Season Premiere Review: The Wildest Fantasy on TV is Off to a Spellbinding Start

At San Diego Comic-Con last year, The Magicians co-creator Sera Gamble said the show strived to end on a cliffhanger each season in order to keep the fans (and the writers) guessing what happens next. The end of Season 3 was no exception, where the magicians we know and love successfully bring back magic only to have Dean Fogg wipe their memories and give them magic-free identities and lives. On top of that, the Library (for everyone’s own good, of course) has seized control of the newly...
Tags: Television, Movies, Taylor Swift, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, San Diego, Santa Claus, Brian, Zelda, Alice, Julia, Margo, Fogg

Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd

Young Hunting Creates an Anthem For the Idle With "Crimes" (premiere)

None "Crimes" is the latest offering from Los Angeles-based dream pop outfit Young Hunting. With primary songwriters Hari Rex and Ilya Malinsky having first bonded over a shared love of Nick Cave, Jason Molina and Can, among others, the tune is an appropriate blend of the world-weary and the resolute. Filled with vocal harmonies that would not have been out of place on radio during the 1970s with musical settings that recall the warmth and glory of LPs by all those listed above, "Crimes" is qui...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Premiere, Dream Pop, Hari, Eliot, Alfred Prufrock, Malinsky, Young hunting, Hari Rex, Ilya Malinsky, Nick Cave Jason Molina

Shorties (An Interview with Julie Doucet, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox Profiled, and more)

The Creative Independent interviewed cartoonist Julie Doucet. All Things Considered profiled Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$3.99 today: Three James Herr...
Tags: Music, BBC News, David, Brooklyn, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ada Limon, Bradford Cox, Eliot, Steve Gunn, James Herriot, Julie Doucet, Kelly Luce, Dani Shapiro, Yoko Tawada, Hannah Sullivan

"The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences."

"If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to 'forrest fires' twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency. Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. ...
Tags: Comics, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Jane Austen, Random House, Hemingway, Spelling, Wilson, Trump, John Keats, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Jackson

10 Things We Learned on the Set of ‘The Magicians’ Season 4

Real talk: The Magicians is one of the most jam-packed series on TV and has been since it debuted in 2015. As die hard fans know, there’s always a wrench being thrown into the plans of the students at Brakebills, the home base of our core group of characters who’ve gone from young magicians-in-training to queens and kings to people who have grappled with personal conflict as they fight to save the world. To put things lightly, there’s been a whole lot going on—including fascist librarians, evi...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Mississippi, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Library, Vancouver, Les Miserables, Alice, Penny, Einhorn, Margo, McNamara, Gupta, Hale

Epiphany:  Nothing Can Stay the Same

  by Bill Carroll     The Epiphany is a Feast and a Season where God makes the light of Jesus known to ALL—where the whole world and every one in it is invited to meet Jesus and have our lives changed.   As T. S. Eliot once suggested in “The Journey of the Magi,”, we cannot come to the crib of Christ and stay the same.  The mystery of this poor and humble Child invites us to open our hearts to love—to open our lives to the mystery of complete self-giving at the heart of his living and dying for...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Christ, Eliot, The Magazine, Bill Carroll, Featured Story