Daily Archives: June 24, 2009

They’ll Regret It When Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Wins Best Picture

The Motion Picture Academy announced today that next year ten films will compete as Best Picture nominees, rather than the now-standard five. I’m not 100% behind this idea, in no small part because halfway through 2009, the only film I’d be even considering for Best Picture would be Up. The holiday season releases damn well […]

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Why New Novelists Are Kinda Old, or, Hey, Publishing is Slow

From the e-mail pile today: Whenever I hear about a “new” novelist, they turn out to be in their 30s. Why is that? It seems like you hear about new musicians and actors and other creative people in when they are in their 20s. Excellent question. Leaving aside the mechanics of why it pays to […]

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