1. Journalism and Journalisn't: Gaza Edition
Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation
Framing Israel For The War
In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One
Censorship vs. Accountability in Journalism
If you have been listening to Writers' Voices awhile, you probably know that co-host Caroline Kilbourn is single-handedly attempting to keep alive the lost art of letter-writing. You know, the kind written on paper (often by hand, with a pen), and actdually mailed? with a stamp? Well, perhaps not single-handedly, since the people she writes to often write back!
And there's also Shaun Usher, whose belief in "the importance and unrivalled charm of old-fashioned correspondence" led him to start a website in 2009 called lettersofnote.com. There are currently over 900 "letters, postcards,telegrams, faxes and memos" featured on the site, written by people both famous and ordinary. From this intriguing archive, Usher selected more than 125 letters to feature in this beautifully designed anthology. As one critic wrote, this books is "the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure."
Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how Usher finds the letters, how he chose which ones to include in the book, and the process of creating such a beautiful work of literary history.
It's a major weekend for film fans. First, two well reviewed movies come to the Orpheum Theatre. One is Chef, directed by & starring Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man 1 & 2) "Favreau has assembled a terrific cast for a foodie road trip that is joyous and revelatory, all set to a great soundtrack". Plus: Obvious Child. "Virtue and vulgarity fight to a draw via a film that should put the vivacious Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre on everyone's indie radar."- Newsday
Also, you need to know about Richard Linklater's "astonishing" latest: Boyhood. "Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." So-far there are over 70 reviews on RT, 100% glowingly positive. "I'm not saying Boyhood is the greatest film I've ever seen (although it's up there), but I'm thinking... there's my life before I saw it, and my life now, and it's different. I know movies can do something that just last week I didn't." - David Edelstein, CBS Sunday Morning. "The best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule."- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Plus (how exciting :) Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes "the first big tent-pole film of 2014 that nails everything from start to finish, blending thoughtful allegory, meaningful science fiction and dazzling action spectacle without a hitch."- NPR. Fridays free film at the FF library (7:30) is About Time, Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). "Beautifully told, wonderfully acted and touching enough to bring viewers to tears." We'll talk all this and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. -I'm f-in lost! -That's a good place to start. Chef
Talk, Interveiws and more
Brent Roske is an Emmy nominated writer, producer, and director. He is currently putting on an original play, Lincoln's Last Interview which will be performed in the Capital Building in Des Moines on August 23. Mr Roske is also working on a film called "Chasing the Hill" starring Richard Schiff and Robin Weigert.
Engel is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England. http://vimeo.com/30752622
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Tune in and catch up on the week's top news stories. This week's three tiers include 'the wetter the water, the colder the hotter & otter facts for fun & profit; the world is flat but not for bankers; robots are us--or are they?
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Providing life-size, actual train cars for "The Lone Ranger," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and other Hollywood movies may not be a snap for Fairfield entrepreneur David Thebodo but, like Radar from the TV show M*A*S*H, he somehow always manages to find and secure what's needed. How did a guy with an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amhearst, 4-1/2 years of service doing search & rescue missions for the U.S. Coast Guard, and a stint as Assistant Director of Fiscal Affairs during the earliest days of Maharishi University of Management end up in such a weird profession? David shares this and more--including timely news about The Fairfield Cultural Alliance's grant program--this week on The Studio with Cheryl. Tune in for a glimpse into the life of a creative, community-minded, unique Iowan entrepreneur.
How did small-town Iowa boy Norman Zierold become a Hollywood biographer, recording the stories of movie moguls, child stars, and famous actors?
Even more exciting than his tales about the many celebrities he's encountered is Norman's own story. Lucky us! Norman's recorded his journey from shelling peas beside cooks in his family's Amana colonies restaurant to rubbing knees with Barbara Walters on TV.
This week on The Studio with Cheryl, Norman discusses the mentors and experiences that inspired his life choices.
Learn about his life and about THAT REMINDS ME, his stream-of-consciousness memoir (and what a consciousness it is!), by tuning in to The Studio with Cheryl and Norman this week.