John Fante ‘Ask The Dust’ Quotes

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Ask the Dust is Italian-American author John Fante’s most famous work. The novel was published in 1939, and is part of Fante’s “Bandini Quartet,” all of which feature the main character Arturo Bandini, who is a stand in for Fante. The other three novels in the Bandini series are: Wait… Continue reading

Fairy Tale Heroines Get Mugshot Treatment

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Modern re-imaginings of fairy tales tend to clean them up a bit, taking off the sharp edges of oft dark stories. While we like to say that children grow up faster than ever in our current society, we also tend to think they can’t handle the dark tone of traditional… Continue reading

David Cross Vs. Jim Belushi

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David Cross tells the story of Jim Belushi being a jerk to epic proportion on the movie set of Destiny Turns on the Radio in the video below. It is taken from the audio version of his book I Drink for a Reason. It is quite the tale, but is… Continue reading

‘I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski’ Book Review

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Who would have thought back in ’98, when The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office, with an audible thud, that someday it would get its own fan book? Well, now it has one in I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You (Bloomsbury,… Continue reading