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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Imagine the suc-
cess I will have when I call
*my* book *HUGE* FAILURE.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Hey James Ellroy I
taunt you silly little man
Now I have to run

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

I dropped THE GOLDFINCH
on my foot minutes ago.
Call 9-1-1 please.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Patricia Lockwood
turned down an interview here.
Go Abraham Smith!

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:39 PM
Posted by Mark Mays on 10/08/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

overhead light -
the words cannot pass
breathless lips

Posted by NashCat on 10/08/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

slanted rays
dapple brittle page -
leaf turns

Posted by NashCat on 10/08/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Flipping Channels: CW's The Flash Follows Its Arrow

Watch "Arrow" Season 3 Premieres (Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 Pm ET on The CW)

Watch Here⇢ ⇢ http://bit.ly/1xnwKCB

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Posted by Corrine Florence on 10/08/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

literary death
strangely comical to say
as words never die

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Posted by gwennie92 on 10/08/2014 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Free Tonight at Sarratt: Edward Yang's Yi Yi (A One and a Two)

That's the spirit! Country Life thanks you for your cinephilia.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/07/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Free Tonight at Sarratt: Edward Yang's Yi Yi (A One and a Two)

Actually, this will be projected on a Blu-ray. Still not ideal, but much better than a DVD (I'm a Vandy student involved with ILens, and when I saw the original plan to project a DVD I donated a personal Blu-ray copy to be screened... cuz I'll be damned before we showed Yi Yi on a projected DVD)

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Posted by Nick Kline on 10/07/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Music City Word Beat: Most Popular and Bestselling Books in Nashville, September 2014

Just spent an afternoon with Gabrielle Zevin's diverting novel THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY — found myself liking the characters more than the glancing literary in-jokes and the flattery of the book-club faithful (apart from a funny running gag about a policemen's book group that all but worships Jeffery Deaver), but its central love story and setting are pretty hard to resist. Granted, it's the kind of book about the glories of reading that seems tailor-made for the movies, which is something of a problem; also, no book about the joys of literature should start out by misspelling Nabokov's name — which is exactly the kind of persnickety, obnoxious comment Zevin's surly protagonist would have made, had love not softened his heart (dammit). Still, I finished the book feeling like I'd spent a few hours under an electric blanket on a chilly day, and I confess to being susceptible to any story with a rangy book-loving Amazon as its femme fatale.

Seconded about the Tony Earley collection — those first two stories in particular are amazing. Working on Darnielle now, along with James Ellroy's PERFIDIA (mammoth yarn about murder, institutional racism and interlocked human failings set in a thoroughly curdled L.A. just as Pearl Harbor's hit) and Roy Choi's enormously entertaining L.A. SON (a cookbook that's almost as hard-boiled as Ellroy, except with dumbfounding recipes for consistently inventive stoner cuisine). Waiting for Roxane Gay, Stephen King and Patricia Lockwood on the reserve list.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/06/2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Bandaloop Vs. Nature: Gravity-Defying 'Vertical Dance' Troupe Still Performing 1 p.m. on UBS Tower

That was gorgeous. Like the way I imagine life in Kurt Busiek's Astro City, where super heroics are as commonplace as bus stops and visible without fuss in plain sight. If you missed it, catch them this weekend at OZ.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/06/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Music City Word Beat: Most Popular and Bestselling Books in Nashville, September 2014

Hope I'm on this list someday....www.readkellykey.com

Posted by Kelly Key on 10/06/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘How Far Down Can I Go?'

Scarlett, a raspberry that is worn as a hat by a mouse...
The sun rises and sets through their squint eyes and angry crag faces...
No words. You are a genius.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christina Lynch Sorrentino on 10/04/2014 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘How Far Down Can I Go?'

Hot gay yelling!

Posted by Lisa Stran White on 10/04/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘How Far Down Can I Go?'

Anybody who both uses *and* correctly spells the word 'milquetoast' in a review should immediately be crowned Queen. Get thee a corner office in whatever big glassy building is the hippest this year in Nashville. Well DONE!!

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Posted by bdonahueweedman on 10/03/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘How Far Down Can I Go?'

Maddie hates ur dresserz

http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mea38fK1g81qebseoo2_500.gif

Posted by nashvilleshamewatcher on 10/03/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “In Case You Missed It: Amanda Valentine Back on Project Runway!

Who is she married To? I heard or read he is someone famous. Anyone know who he is?

Posted by Linda Demain on 10/02/2014 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘How Far Down Can I Go?'

I chuckled when Tandy (good riddance!) said she's going "up" to San Francisco for a job...knowing the writers sit in a room in LA trying to write about our town. #gotcha!

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Posted by Mark Smeby on 10/02/2014 at 8:21 PM

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