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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

Sometimes, a film comes around that seems as though it was made for you. This looks like one of those, at least for me. Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, and Maya Rudolph voicing high school newspaper geeks? Umm, yeah, I *lettered* in newspaper.

Really, really looking forward to seeing My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea. (Not literally, of course.)

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it- all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story. Hailed as “the most original animated film of the year” and “John Hughes for the Adult Swim generation” (Indiewire), the film’s everyday concerns of friendships, cliques and young love remind us how the high school experience continues to shape who we become, even in the most unusual of circumstances.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Year of No Clutter | Giveaway

I am trying to whittle down my genetic predisposition to stacking and collecting, which leads into early onset hoarding. Will 2017 be my year of no clutter? I'm hoping so!

Everyone eats. Everyone sleeps. Everyone accumulates stuff.

The hilarious author of Year of No Sugar, Eve Schaub, returns with her new memoir, Year of No Clutter, to tackle the issue of “things.” Specifically, the 576-square-foot room in her house that is overflowing with stuff she can’t bring herself to throw away, like her fifth grade report card and pieces of plaster wall stuffed in a box.

Year of No Clutter is more than the tale of how one woman organized an entire room in her house that had been filled with pointless items, it’s a deeply inspiring, and frequently hilarious, examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.

Available March 7 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy New Year (Prince Can't Die Again)

2016 has been an exceptionally cruel year.