Monthly Archives: March 2009

Busy Blogging

Working on a new blog along with a bunch of writers and editors who have been, shall we say, “freed up” by the recent economic changes. Not sure when it’ll launch. I’ll still be here. Still freelance writing. Still at … Continue reading

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Justin Torres on NPR

A while back, when I was a waiter at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, I was amazed at the talent among the fellow wait staff. I kept wondering how the hell I got to be among such talent. Everyone was … Continue reading

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I’m obsessed with this photo

THIS ONE I can see my apartment in it. Or rather, my apartment building. My own windows face the back. It’s like a Google map but from 1913. Much of the buildings are still the same. It was taken from … Continue reading

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My Ass: Media companies want to be ranked first

They’re big companies. They should go first in a Google search, say the media conglomerates (who recently gave us such great financial advice and before that, showed such independent thought when it came to WMDs). In Google were to order … Continue reading

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Famous screenplays that were never produced

Edward Ford, by Lem Dobbs is a script everyone loves, but no one wants to commit to. I’d never read it until this week; I couldn’t find it. It’s HERE. Lem Dobbs supposedly wrote it when he was 19. It’s … Continue reading

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The future of luxury media and luxury advertising? Or more myth of the machine?

For years I’ve worked in this area as a writer and editor. Some of the presentation below from futurist Gerd Leonhard is a bit Malcolm Gladwell, reducing complex things to the oversimplified–the Internet will save all! It’s a bit blue-sky. … Continue reading

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Debut novel from Guenica contributor, Ru Freeman

Guernica contributor, and fellow Bread Loafer Ru Freeman has a new Web site to launch her soon-to-appear novel, A Disobedient Girl.

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Ham and bananas hollandaise: How movies get made

I thought my screenplay went through the wringer in the development process, but THIS LINK follows the process for the movies Alien, Spider-Man, and others—successful movies that started out badly, then came out okay. It’s a feel-good story about something … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica–from Marie Myung-Ok

It’s called “A Meeting,” which is Korean slang for “group date.” Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of the novel, Somebody’s Daughter. Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Witness, and TriQuarterly and has been short-listed for the O. … Continue reading

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When I was a film student at Columbia, I was a whore of a much different sort

This film student wants to start the Hollywood whoring process early. I at least waited until I graduated. . . _____ Cute Film Student With An Interesting Proposal… w4m Reply to: pers-bpmgx-1063595638@craigslist.org Date: 2009-03-06, 6:17PM EST So this is my … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica, from Eugene Cross

“In college, I had this friend who would fight anyone over anything. He was not a really big guy, but he was tall and solidly built, and this became apparent when he removed his shirt, as he often did after … Continue reading

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What Men Want: a new book of poetry

Friend, fellow Bread Loafer, and Guernica author Laura McCullough has a new book of poetry, WHAT MEN WANT. I’ll just let the flap copy say it, because it says it pretty well: Laura’s poems “traverse the divide between the body … Continue reading

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