Friday, March 10, 2006

Get Thee to a Newsstand! Part 1

Paste Magazine
Articles of interest:
Rick Moranis' new CD, The Agoraphobic Cowboy
Prozac Goes Hony Tonk: Cat Powers article
Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Mad Detective: In-depth article gives some insight into Capote
• As always, a CD sampler is included: I liked track 17: Break Your Mama's Back by Slow Runner. Will definitely be checking into buying the CD. Disappointed by track 8 (Duncan Sheik's latest). Reviews looked promising. Not so much.

Other items of interest:
• New "For Lovers" series of Jazz CDs exclusively at Barnes & Noble:
-Bossa Nova (Various artists)
-John Coltrane
-Ella Fitzgerald
-Stan Getz
-Astrud Gilberto
-Billie Holiday
-Nina Simone
-Sarah Vaughan
• The book Fast Food Nation is being made into a film starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Great book!
David Cronenberg set to produce and direct a pilot for a new series on HBO based on his 1988 film Dead Ringers
Frida Kahlo Tequila slated to hit stores. Beautiful bottles bear her likeness ($70-90).
Let's Talk About Sucks: Jamie Foxx'z new CD gets reviewed. "It's better to be the imitation Ray Charles then the poor man's R. Kelly."
Madonna's latest CD, Confessions On a Dance Floor gets rated 3 1/2 stars. Reviewer Andria Lisle loves it. I don't get it. I thought it was another big ol' audio turd.
Astro Boy DVD Box set gets high rating, as does the DVD release of Steven Soderbergh's film Bubble

Architectural Digest
Articles of interest:
• This is the Hollywood edition, loaded with tons of classic Hollywood stars and starlets in their homes. Celebrities include:
-Gary Cooper
-Rock Hudson
-Bette Davis
-Audrey Hepburn
-Jack Lemmon
-Doris Day
-Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh
-Cary Grant
-Judy Garland
-Carole Lombard
-Robert Mitchum
-Lana Turner & Artie Shaw
-Joan Fontaine
-Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
and many more!

Great Movie Houses

The Last Picture Show (Restoring the original 1920's spirit to a small-town movie theater in Maine)

• Caption for my favorite photo of Rock Hudson:
"Rock Hudson in the Los Angeles house he leased in 1952. The actor was an avid record collector and was known to call up friends in the middle of the night to play a song." I just love that. He was so handsome. Still a big fan.

Paper Magazine
Articles of interest:
Can Bad Movies Cause Cancer?
The Goude Life: Feature article on photographer Jean -Paul Goude
Fashion Crisis: Feature article on artist and photographer Marilyn Minter
Super Samurai and Purely Japanese: Fashion photo feature
The House of Field: At home with Sex and the City designer Patricia Field

2 Comments:

Blogger Ms. Q said...

Cool list!! I am going to pick up the Architectural Digest.

How will the movie version of Fast Food Nation work? I read it years ago. Will Ethan play the author? Wasn't it a journalistic book? Will it be like Super Size Me documentaryish?

I am now related to the Carl's Jr. family so that might be kind of hard to watch them portrayed on film in a negative way.

happy friday!

Friday, March 10, 2006 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Anita-
Thanks! You'll love the issue of Architectural Digest! SOOOO many great photos!

I haven't heard much about the Fast Food Nation movie, other than the casting. I too read the books years ago and I'm not sure how it's going to translate to the big screen.

Ooh, Carl's Jr. We don't have those around here, but I got a kick out of their Paris Hilton commercial a while back. Someone in the marketing department is on the ball!

Thanks for commenting! :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 5:17:00 AM  

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