I've seen Olen Perkins' work, and specifically, the pieces Miss Portwood chose to write about. I suspect that the pieces were designed to provoke a reaction and, obviously, they did. I think it's really a shame that Miss Portwood spent the better part of her article slamming Perkins. I wish I could type more but, I smell the sweet perfume of a critic's burning flesh and I must go eat.
Though referencing the playwright who famously claimed, "Hell is other people," is certainly No Error.
Good, and I didn't say "easily." I said "tends to."
Sorry about the mistake, oscar (although it's a stretch to say that such an error means the rest is easily discountable). It's been fixed.
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote No Exit. This blatant error alone tends to make one discount the rest.
Re: Jarret Keene review of Hemingway: A Desperate Life by David Ray
Keene is quite entitled to his opinion of David Ray’s opinion of Hemingway, but Ray’s book is no more a critique of Hemingway’s writing than Keene’s review is of Ray’s. Other than a general dismissal of Ray’s book, Keene has ignored Ray’s poetry, so I guess we can justifiably ignore Keenes’s review. Read Ray’s book and decide for yourself: poet’s revenge or a scholar and admirer of Hemingway’s work who is able to separate the man from his writing?
Jon Shumaker is a class act. Tucson Weekly's brand is counterculture, we're for the underdog, but you are the very establishment the anti-Wall Street is protesting. “Man the fuck up,” (thanks Zel) and either pay him what he's worth, or fire his ass so he’ll write the Tom Wolfe novel burning inside of him you lame ducks have been too arrogant and self-absorbed all these years to recognize. Your pittance reminds one of what Godfather author Mario Puzo was variously quoted as saying, "If you want to get paid from a publisher, go in with a mask and a gun." Shame on the fish wrapper Tucson Weekly! The Big Dog
I believe the fence, unlike the Berlin Wall, is to keep Aliens out not to keep U.S. Citizens in!
Darrell James has written an wonderful book. I just finished reading this book and stay up past my bedtime doing it, but it was such a good storyline that it was worth it. I cannot waite to see where Darrell takes Del in the next installment.
What a thoughtful, fabulous article! Would it be possible to put a note at the ad break saying that the article is continued after the ad? I didn't realize the article was longer until I saw it in the print edition.
I went to this Exhibition yesterday, and I would have to say, it was AMAZING!
The expressive power of the visual arts combined with scientific knowledge is a strong tool to awaken awareness about pollution and the depletion of natural resources. The artwork isn't only aesthetic and fine but carries its somber message to the viewer with beauty and significance.
I love the pictures I have seen, too bad I can't fly to Tuscon
It is really a great show - don't miss it before it closes September 18th.
MUSIC - Opera, What operas are going to be done by the University of Arizona Opera Theater? Thanks.
Quite frankly, theater at THMS saved my life. I didn't fit in, school was boring, and I was depressed. Then I found drama with Mel Baker, Esther Rosen, and John Hemetter, and I survived because the arts made my life magical. Art was kind enough to give me a tour of the remodeled little theater a few years ago, and it was great to see that he had a vibrant program. The majority who went through when I did are no longer acting, but those who are are doing reasonably well, and we are all still as close as our complicated lives let us. I did continue in the arts, working in music for 18 years, but now I am finishing a doctorate in geography. And art in school made that possible.
must we have smutty ads on this page?
This review was absolutely scintillating and the book even more. Also, I found that he has a website at http://mcilroywritingservices.com which other readers may enjoy as a biographical companion.
Let me add that Big Jim was a terrific addition to those evenings that he and his banjo were doing backup music for contra dancing groups. He is not only an amazing figure in the cultural anthropology of the Southwest and Northern Mexico, but also one of the warmest, nicest individuals one will ever know and a true gift to Tucson.
Big Jim also appeared in the role of Jesse James's mother(yes, mother!)in a musical play callled "Diamond Studs" -- put on at Old Tucson in 1976. Jim strode on stage wearing a dress and a full beard, playing banjo along with Chip Curry, Ron Doering & Summerdog (and a gaggle of dancing girls). Right on, Jim! There's nobody like him.
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