July 26th, 2010

John Green Tree

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Well, no tropical storm, no rain of any kind. And it's really hot and dry here. We did go see the Sorcerer's Apprentice Saturday and enjoyed it a bunch. Very funny, very inventive magic, great sorcery battles.

Got new author photos taken yesterday, yay! We'll see how they all turn out and then pick which one to use.

Ecstatic Days: The PC Challenges of Being an Editor by Maurice Broaddus. Not too long ago there was a bit of a dust up regarding the anti-racist, anti-fascist anthology Never Again, put together by a couple of U.K. editors. ... As with most internet dustups, I simply made some popcorn, watch the ever-so-polite drama unfold and then went about my business. However, in discussing why there were no people of color, one of the editors made this remark: “Would you have preferred us to target and include writers on the basis of their skin colour, not their writing?”

On janni's LJ, Cynthia Leitich Smith writes about Austin, Texas. It’s proudly weird. A foodie town, a fashion town, and has established its own dress code called—not surprisingly—“Austin casual.” It’s Molly Ivins’s and Ann Richard’s city. Willie Nelson’s and Lance Armstrong’s city.

Roger Ebert posted this link from Brick: The Lizard, the Catacombs, and the Clock: The Story of Paris’s Most Secret Underground Society by Sean Michaels. On August 23, 2004, they discovered a cinema sixty feet beneath Paris.
In time, the officers’ lights found the PA system. They found the stereo, with guard-dog yowls burned onto a CD. They found three thousand square feet of subterranean galleries, strung with lights, wired for phones, live with pirated electricity. The officers uncovered a bar, lounge, workshop, dining corner, and small screening area. The cinema’s seats had been carved into the stone itself, with room for twenty people to sit in the cool and chomp on popcorn.

If you read this, be sure you read the whole thing. There's a twist ending.

And Scott Edelman at Comic-Con: Danny Trejo Gave Me a Taco—And I Ate It! with a great photo. Danny Trejo is the star of Machete, for you Grindhouse: Planet Terror fans.