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Nanao Sakaki Breaks the Mirrors: An Appreciation of a One-of-a-Kind Poet

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Steve Heilig

I first came across Nanao Sakaki's little book Break the Mirror (published first by North Point Press) by chance and it became an essential book for me, and one I gave as a gift many times.

Meet "Marv" and "Be Alright": Conversations with Peter Himmelman and Balthazar Getty (Exclusive Video)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's something about song structure, the narrowness of the form that makes it both doable and damnable. You can finish it in a short time and that's the blessing that curses; it's hard to fit in those lines, to get them just right."

The Iceman: Chilling With Michael Shannon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, The Iceman, is all the chillier because it is based on a true story. A hit man procedural directed by Ariel Vromen, the film opens with a c...

Ferlinghetti: Not All Beat Poets Are Beat

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day, the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was all the rage. Paperbacks of A Coney Island of the Mind could be seen stuffed in jean pockets on college campuses. Now 93, he is the subject of a valuable biopic by photographer and filmmaker Chris Felver

On the Road: The Vehicle Gets a Tune Up

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working again with screenwriter Jose Rivera, and with Gustavo Santaolalla on the jazzy soundtrack, Salles' adaptation took five years to cast.

Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim Morrison, The Doors, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are few poets as underappreciated today as Michael McClure. For close to six decades now, he has been writing visionary poetry, lauded by many ...

Wild at Heart: 127 Hours and Practice of the Wild

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Director Danny Boyle is a master cineaste of potty detail. Who can forget the toilet swim in "Trainspotting"? Or the latrines of "Slumdog Millionaire"...