Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mike Daisey responds

Mike Daisey's talk in Georgetown about the This American Life retraction:
- a very important talk to listen to in light of the negative publicity Mike has received.
It points out very important realities including the fact that the labour practices of Apple have not changed.
And an addition to that, the same day Apple announced that their 100 billion dollar surplus would go to dividends.
No movement towards improving wages and working practices in Chinese factory.

Criterion DVD Releases of Spalding

Criterion releases NEW DVDs on Blu-ray:
Two films from Steven Soderbergh will be released on Blu-ray this summer. In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'Gray's Anatomy' for Blu-ray
on June 19, 2012.
One of the great raconteurs of stage and screen, the late Spalding Gray, came together with one of cinema’s boldest image-makers, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh,
for 'Gray’s Anatomy,' a spellbinding adaptation of Gray’s 1993 monologue of the same name.
The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack,
and supplements will include:
New interviews with Soderbergh and cowriter RenĂ©e Shafransky; A Personal History of the American Theater monologue by Spalding Gray, filmed in 1982; theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin. The director's 'And Everything is Going Fine' will also be available on Blu-ray on the same date. After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh pieced together a narrative of Gray’s life to create the documentary 'And Everything Is Going Fine.' The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements will include: Making of And Everything Is Going Fine, featuring director Steven Soderbergh, producer Kathie Russo, and editor Susan Littenberg;
Sex and Death to the Age 14, Spalding Gray's first monologue, created in 1979 and filmed in 1982; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by writer Nell Casey, editor of The Journals of Spalding Gray.
Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $39.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Gray's Anatomy' and 'And Everything is Going Fine' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under June 19."
Note: Only Gray's Anatomy has previously been released. Everything else has never been released.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Support for monologist Beck Lane - urgently need"

Yes, more and more I am adding updates from other Monologists.
This is simply because I am becoming more aware of the great solo shows happening.
Note that I reserve these updates to monologists who are clearly friends of this site.
Here is the lastest as of March 12, 2012:

Printer, painter and prolific illustrator Beck Lane has her first one person show
opening at ReBar in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Thursday April 5th, 2012.
In preparation for the show Beck has spent produced dozens of paintings and silk screen print illustrations
but is in need of some help getting the last leg of the show done and delivered.
For as little as a $5, $10 or $25 pledge you can not only be a part of making Lane's show a blow out success
but you can also receive a variety of rewards for your investment.
Learn all about the project, Kickvesting and the rewards involved from Kickvesting in this project
on her crowd sourcing site Kickstarter page:
ATTENTION: Lane's Kickstarter project ends Sunday March 18th! Click on, register, like, share and support!
For more info check out Beck's blog: