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Entries by David Finkle from 01/2012

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Books

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

First Nighter: Mark Nadler's Outstanding, Outrageous 'Crazy 1961'

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Huffington Post

When the amazing Mark Nadler performs, I never fail to find myself thinking about the talent/luck equation. If x (talent) + y (luck) = Big Star, how are x and y measured?

Easy Listener: Today's Must-Know Songwriters and Their Must-Have CDs

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Huffington Post

Songs at the moment boasting lyrics that can be considered sophisticated, witty, psychologically complex, romantically adult, maturely silly are few and far between.