Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mad Men... "The Other Woman."

Finally. The return of Mad Men! It seems like I was the only one to find the writing uneven this season. Weird humour. Strange "act outs". But "The Other Woman" a return to the great writing of earlier Seasons... or at least a return to the pleasure I felt at watching the first couple of seasons. The interconnectedness -- yes! "interconnectedness"!-- of the episode's theme was beautiful and felt organic and truthful. It wasn't just interesting observations, or great moments, or terrific lines, or terrific performances-- it was everything. And the truth is, there are so many chances for things to go wrong it's a miracle when something great happens. That was some truly great TV. Game of Thrones on the other hand...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

What do writers wear!


That's the question that drives people to this blog. More than any other single question.
I suppose it makes sense.

I'm imagining some creative writing majors in university-- or a lonesome high school kid scratching out poems and wondering-- "Man, I bet Tolstoy didn't walk around the house in his underpants all the time."

But he did. Or whatever the pre-revolutionary Russian version of a tracksuit was.

And if he didn't-- I do. I do all my best (which I'll admit may not be good enough) writing while dressed in a very relaxed fashion. And I recommend you do the same... Unless you're Tom Wolfe.

That's the question I'd like answered-- preferably with a little picture-- what does Mr. Wolfe wear as he sits himself down to work? I'm imagining a lot of neutral-toned cotton and leather slippers.

Hmmm. Isn't there a special edition of the Paris Review where all this has been shared?

Dave's Yes/No Review: Cartem's Donuterie Carrell & Hastings

Yes. God help me. Yes.