I'm not sure when I'll be back to normal. After so many attempts, I should be used to this run-down, useless, agitated state of cigarette withdrawal. I'm getting my nicotine but it ain't the same. For now, I'm going to keep it brief but may pop in from time to time as events warrant.
The folks at LitMinds offer up a brief recap, complete with pictures, of the Jack Kerouac Alley re-dedication in San Francisco.
The newest episode of PBS's American Masters series will veer from its usual format of concentrating on a particular "master" and instead will offer up a two-hour overview of the American novel:
The two-hour survey of American literature combines re-enactments, creative photomontages and academic voiceovers to evoke the stories, explore the themes and discuss the authors of classic American novels.
I missed posting this a few weeks ago, but it's worth noting now that it's about to be released: The Oxford American is set to release its first-ever DVD, which will accompany the upcoming Southern Movie issue of the magazine due out this month:
The OA DVD is a “visual mix tape” featuring short films, scenes from essential Southern movies, historic footage, spectacular surprises, and much more. Special highlights include works by such directors as Craig Brewer, Ross McElwee, Joey Lauren Adams, Ray McKinnon, Phil Chambliss, and Roger Corman (along with many others).
The aim of this project is to share the diversity and range and power of Southern cinema with the outside world (which might have some misconceptions about whether there is diversity and range in Southern cinema).
The University of Georgia Press is holding its White Sale now through August 31st. Seventy-five percent off of selected titles and some good ones at that.