I’ve heard from some of my more famous acquaintances about what it’s like to serve on a prize jury, but Michael Cunningham takes us deep inside the decision making of last year’s Pulitzer committee, which gave the award to (drumroll please) nobody. Because I haven’t read all three finalists yet, I don’t yet have a… Continue reading Come Inside a Prize Jury’s Mind
Fewer years ago than I care to remember, an audition at the LOFT Generals led to my being cast in a play intended for the Seattle Fringe Festival. The play, by a playwright with a vaguely Eastern European accent and an aversion to socks, required me and another actor to don diaphanous robes and pontificate… Continue reading Quaint and Best Forgotten Volumes, Part I: The Room
In honor of my first post, rather than stolidly introducing myself, the author, to you, the you, I thought I’d honor some of my favorite firsts: specifically, the first lines of ten of my favorite books and films. I won’t include titles, so feel free to guess in comments, or to name your own. Movies: “General… Continue reading Firsties!