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YOU CAN’T TAKE THE SKY FROM ME: FIREFLY

YOU CAN’T TAKE THE SKY FROM ME: FIREFLY

October 15, 2018
Get the best reviews online: It's weird death and potential rebirth To hear executive producer Tim Minear tell it, FOX's beleaguered and mostly canceled science fiction drama Firefly has had a bizarre run from the get go. "The show has been odd from the beginning," says Minear, in one of the phone conference interviews. "The fact is they were inches from not picking up the show...then it went from "pitch us an episode" to writing the pilot over the…
DARK WAVEWAVING GOODBYE

DARK WAVEWAVING GOODBYE

October 8, 2018
The Aging and Eternal Youth of Industrial Punk: a memior in real time  by Marc Olmsted & Dion Olivier It was the 15th anniversary of “Pranks!” - just one of the wacky books put out by ReSearch, that cutting edge hipsterzine. Vale, editor and publisher speaks about the best reviews online and was also known for his punk journal Search & Destroy, from which ReSearch (get it?) surfaced. There was a time when a few of Vale’s books had to…
WARRIORS CREATOR SOL YURICK

WARRIORS CREATOR SOL YURICK

October 2, 2018
Talks About Politics, Economics and What His Book Was Really About The Warriors, which came out in 1978, was one of the first films that brought home the idea of the anti-hero. For a lot of people it was Clint Eastwood and his man with no name character. But for me being the daughter of a single mother who took illegal sports bets during the day which required me to stay out of the house from 9am till kick-off…
HOW MUCH EARTH

HOW MUCH EARTH

September 22, 2018
The Fresno Poets ed by MI Williams, Christopher Buckley and David Olivera Heyday Books Contemporary Poetry In the world of movies there is always a special place in a special time filled with special people creating unforgettable "whatevers," but it real life such times and such people are rare, and in poetry it seems even rarer. In 1958 Philip Levine came to Fresno to teach at Fresno State College and launched a succession of amazing poets in a city,…
Amélie’s Retro Hell

Amélie’s Retro Hell

September 15, 2018
THE BEST OF ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN Three-Disc Set Rhino Retro Vision Leave it Rhino to capture the very essence of the LAUGH-IN experience by virtue of the packaging alone. Designed after the show's signature Joke Wall (including punch-out doors that reveal cast pictures), the attractive CD set gooses the memory circuits at first sight. The collection does not disappoint, serving up six giddy hour-long episodes from 1968-1970 with splendiferous menu designs and exclusive interviews with cast members Gary…