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On this date in 1885, Mark Twain’s classic Huckleberry Finn was published. What writer had this to say about Twain’s great novel? All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since. […]
Julianne Moore is nominated for an academy award this year for the fifth time in her distinguished career: She lost in the leading actress category for The End of the Affair and Far from Heaven, in in the supporting actress category for Boogie Nights and The Hours. It may be that this is her year, […]
Jay’s new novel, Fatal Feast, is now available at your favorite bookstore or online bookseller Jay will read an excerpt from Fatal Feast at the Faulkner County Public Library Thursday, February 19, at 7:00 pm
On this date in 1963, Sylvia Plath committed suicide. Can you tell me the title of the book for which Plath won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry?
One of the great controversies of this year’s Oscar race is the perceived “snub” of Jennifer Aniston for her performance in the film Cake (which garnered her a Screen Actors’ Guild nomination as well as a Golden Globe nomination for best actress) in favor of the surprise nomination for the Academy Awards’ favorite Frenchwoman Marion […]
What do the actors Wallace Beery, Randolph Scott, and Daniel Day-Lewis all have in common?
If, as Jonathan Swift once wrote, “Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived,” then Abel Morales, protagonist of writer/director, J.C. Chandor’s new film (finally in wide release) A Most Violent Year, is quite happy at the end of the movie. But Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) has given us a film […]