"...The Curse of the Jade Scorpion: Sounds like Small Time Crooks in Fedoras. Helen Hunt and Dan Aykroyd star in Woody Allen's latest, about a jewel heist in the Forties...."
"...Zach Scott's Dave Steakley reports that Marcia Ball came to see Tapestry two weeks ago before it closed and "really loved it a lot." Since Ball's next album is being produced by Doyle Bramhall, she's sent him to check out the show as well and hire some vocal support from the production to help with her album. To top that off, Fred Miller from Human Code met with Steakley a few weeks ago to pursue an "interactive theatrical" future for Tapestry in association with PBS and NY producer Lewis Allen..."
"...D: Albert and Allen Hughes...."
"...SCI's decision not to pay the fine has some former TFSC officials shaking their heads. "It doesn't surprise me that they would say that they would fight everything," says Marc Allen Connelly, the former general counsel at the TFSC..."
"...And here we arrive at the story's driving conflict: Connor McKnight is bright enough to devise what is best, but he is self-destructive enough to do just the opposite. Model Behavior does not skewer celeb society, à la Robert Altman's The Player; instead, the better parts of this knowing, often goofy comedy are more in line with Terry Southern's delicious romp Blue Movie, or Woody Allen's Celebrity -- just a lot of people running around doing ridiculous things in the name of stardom..."
"...Imagining the two of them together is, as Blanche DuBois would say, worthy of only Mr. Edgar Allen Poe...."
"...1. The passing of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs...."
"...Marion Wilkinson 12:15pm Children's Author Reading: Angela Shelf Medearis 12:30pm Essay Reading: Von 12:30pm Reading: Bruce Sterling 12:30pm Reading: Daniel Quinn 12:45pm Women's Voices in Fiction Lisa Sandlin, Sandra Scofield 12:45pm Reading: Bob Phillips 1pm Reading: Kinky Friedman 1pm Gala Author Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye 1:15pm Reading: Mary Willis Walker 1:15pm Reaching Out to Teens: Writing Books for Young Adults Moderator: Barbara Thomas; Martha Moore, Beatriz de la Garza, Jackie Vivelo 1:45pm Outlaws & Lawmen: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Moderator: Bill O'Neal; Mike Cox, Suzann Ledbetter, Preston Lewis 2pm Reading: Michael Moorcock 2pm Along the Cactus Curtain: Lure of the Border Moderator: Richard Holland; Max Mártinez, George Rabasa, Bobby Byrd 2:15pm Reading: Tommy Tune 2:15pm Reading: Tom Grimes 2:30pm The Look of Love: Romance Readings Evelyn Palfrey, Anna Larence Nonfiction Reading: Jennifer K. Harbury 3pm New Voices in Fiction: Kyle Jarrard, Louise Redd 3pm Reading: John Erickson 3pm Yellow Dogs: Do They Still Hunt? Moderator: Paul Burka; Jim Hightower, Joe Holley, Garry Mauro 3:30pm Case Closed: Sleuths on Solving Crimes Moderator: TBA; Neal Barrett Jr., Nancy Bell, James Crumley 3:15pm Plucked From Obscurity: Writing Biographies of Not-So-Famous People Moderator: John Taliaserro; Raye Virginia Allen, Desley Deacon, Nolan Porterfield, Edward Simmen 4:15pm Warning: Writers at Work Panelists TBA...."
"...Greg Johnston. And if that's not enough entertainment for you, Kirk Watson has challenged the entire city council to try in-line skating during the show..."
"...But as far as truckin' songs, they're as obsolete as a guy singing about trains, or the land or fishin'. The subject matter is cliché, but I think it's a cryin' shame that it's gone by the wayside." Stuart's contribution, "Miss Marie & the Bedford Blaze," is a wild and tragic tale of two truckers bound by their love for David Allen Coe..."