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I'm a firm believer in John Lennon's observation that "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." Hence, my ambition to remedy life's fissures with fictions. At present, writing Lennon has been dead for 37 years —  hard to fathom given the immediacy and omnipresence of his oeuvre, which still reaches me in some form at least a couple times a...
Ed Wood
Great piece by Andrew Bloom at Consequence of Sound that expresses  a notion I've been mulling since I first saw Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Bloom drills down into the scene between Johnny Depp's titular character and Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Welles as the filmmakers discuss keeping to one's artistic vision: Burton and his collaborators sketch an unexpected parallel between the two...
Drinking in literature.
From Viking magical mead poetry to Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, here’s how writers have encapsulated an eternal boozy truth Source: ’Tis a strange serpent – 10 of the most entertaining drinking bouts in literature | Books | The Guardian I've written a few drunk scenes — pretty much any action in Quantum Deadline is preceded by a bout of booze....

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Rub it in why don't ya, Europe...
Graham Greene
Let's raise a glass to Brit author Graham Greene in honor of his birthday, October 2. Had the author not died not died a decade ago, he would be 107. Somehow, he managed to live nearly a century despite being "louche to drugged-out distraction" according to The Nation. As I've previously cited re: writers with drinks named after them: Among his...