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Rick Cleveland

Entries by Rick Cleveland

Remembering Elmore

(4) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 3:59 PM

I got my first job in television after Miramax bought a film I wrote after it appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, in 1998. One of the reviews for Jerry and Tom called my script for the movie "Elmore Leonard-esque." To me, that was and still is about as high...

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An Open Letter To Broadway's Newest Song and Dance Man, Billie Joe Armstrong

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 5:44 PM

Dear Billie Joe,

First of all, congratulations to you and Mike and Tre on the sixth anniversary of the release of American Idiot -- for my tastes the seminal rock album of the past decade. Of course, congratulations are also in order for all the kudos you...

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The Sound and the Fury of Tiny Flippers

(3) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 5:16 PM

Two weeks ago, under a practically full moon, I stood on a beach directly adjacent to Kennedy Space Center, my feet wet in the glass-flat surf, watching 148 sea turtle hatchlings, each one about the size of a walnut, and all of them translocated from their original nests on the...

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Driving Mr. Pekar

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 7:55 PM

As an eighth grader in Parma, Ohio, I sometimes cut the entire day of school, rode the bus downtown, where I transferred to another bus that I rode to University Circle, where I transferred to yet another bus that I rode up Murray Hill on the East Side of Cleveland,...

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Human Rights Hotties?

(39) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 11:35 AM

There's an ad in the new New Yorker featuring the airbrushed photos of the Fab Four -- not the Beatles, of course, but Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda from Sex and the City 2 -- or as I like to call them, the Four Clothes Horses of the Apocalypse. The...

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