Friday Roundup: The Tameness of a Wolf
The tameness of a wolf: If it weren't for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, particularly post-bachelor-degree, I'd gain exposure to the Bard only when the next Baz Lurhmann/Mel Gibson/Patrick Stewart/Ethan Hawke film came out. Luckily (and thankfully, due to Truckstop.com's sponsorship of this year's run), Siggy and I are able to decipher some iambic pentameter on a semi-regular basis. Anyway: King Lear was rad. If you missed it, go see something else.
What's good writing?: Hoping readers dig "One Question Interview," a new column devoted to the nature of what's "good" about fiction, film, food and other creative and worthwhile things. The inaugural column features local writer Torii Grabowski.
Welcome to New York: Totally on board with Ryan Adam's almost-surely-not-ironic-and-who-gives-a-shit-if-it-is project of covering all of Taylor Swift's 1989. If the songs sound 1/10th like his take on "Welcome to New York" (or "Wonderwall"), I'm in.
Currently reading: A shelf of old books I once and still love: Roald Dahl's "Danny, the Champion of the World," Judy Blume's "Then Again, Maybe I Won't," Bryce Courtenay's "The Power of One," and J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" (among others). Sometimes, maybe not often enough, it's refreshing to return to the well that first slaked your thirst.