Archives: November 2011

This is the archive page for [November 2011]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Justify My Netflix: The Stunt Man | November 29, 2011
Today's movie: The brilliant meta-meta commentary on the filmmaking process and out-of-control '70s auteurs, the 1980 Peter O'Toole vehicle "The Stunt Man," finally out in an enhanced DVD edition just this year. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by Andrea K. | November 29, 2011
Today's photo: "Untitled," by Czech Flickr member Andrea K. | Read entire entry

SHOP Podcast 02: Robert Beshara | November 28, 2011
Today on the SHOP Podcast, produced by the Southside Hub of Production (southsidehub.org) and whose files are hosted at CCLaP: It's a half-hour reading by Rober Beshara of his "N.A.R.T.ist Manifesto," a new way of thinking about the relationship between artists, researchers and teachers. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "otworek na kulkach malych," by ajotce | November 28, 2011
Today's photo: "otworek na kulkach malych," by Polish Flickr member ajotce. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "otworek na kulkach ma?ych," by ajotc? | November 28, 2011
Today's photo: "otworek na kulkach ma?ych," by Polish Flickr member ajotc?. | Read entire entry

No new book until December 5th! But lookit how purty it is! | November 21, 2011
Yes, dear reader, it seems that CCLaP has officially bitten off just a little more than it can chew this fall, and that Ben Tanzer's new book "The New York Stories" will be out on December 5th instead of today like planned. But I do at least have one copy done, and it's looking pretty freaking gorgeous! Click through for nine new photos of it! | Read entire entry

The Chicago Book Expo is this weekend! | November 18, 2011
The Chicago Book Expo is this weekend! CCLaP will have a booth at it, co-manned by the always vivacious Lauryn Allison; plus we'll having signing hours on Saturday from Sally Weigel (12 to 1), Katherine Scott Nelson (2 to 3), and Ben Tanzer (4 to 5). Click through for all the details! | Read entire entry

Justify My Netflix: Winnie the Pooh (2011) | November 16, 2011
Today's movie: The insanely charming new-but-retro adaptation of "Winnie the Pooh," the first fully realized project of the newly re-artsyfied, Jon-Lasseter-led Walt Disney Animation Studios. | Read entire entry

Your micro-review roundup: 15 November 2011 | November 15, 2011
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: The highly entertaining "NPR-worthy" look at bibliomania, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much;" Craig Lancaster's nice new collection of character-based short stories, "Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure;" and inventive haunted-house story and Grand Future Of American Literature "There Is No Year" by HTMLGiant's Blake Butler, better than expected but still losing steam about halfway through. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 80: Mathrock Music Special | November 14, 2011
Today on the CCLaP Podcast: It's a special themed music episode, this time looking at the genre of "mathrock," which my fellow clueless middle-agers can think of as a combination of Devo, club music, They Might Be Giants, '80s movie soundtracks, and the intense energy of a live punk show. | Read entire entry

And don't forget the big Chicago party tonight! | November 10, 2011
And don't forget, Chicagoans, tonight's the big release party for Katherine Scott Nelson's book with CCLaP, the runaway coming-of-age novella "Have You Seen Me," at Women & Children First Bookstore in Andersonville, then moving to a nearby wine bar afterwards. Click through for the details! Hope to see you tonight! | Read entire entry

SHOP Podcast 01: All The Writers I Know | November 10, 2011
Today on the SHOP Podcast, produced by the Southside Hub of Production and whose files are hosted and distributed through CCLaP: It's the November edition of the queer literary showcase "All The Writers I Know," held in the library of the historic Fenn House in Chicago's Hyde Park where SHOP is headquartered. | Read entire entry

Jugs & Capes: "Bone," by Jeff Smith | November 9, 2011
Today in CCLaP's "Jugs & Capes," in which Oriana Leckert looks at classic comics from a female perspective: it's the revered indie hit "Bone," in which epic fantasy meets kids' silliness meets retro zany 1930s Sunday comix. Says Oriana: "OMG Jeff Smith is a genius!" | Read entire entry

Jugs & Capes: "Bone," by Jeff Smith | November 9, 2011
Today in CCLaP's "Jugs & Capes," in which Oriana Leckert looks at classic comics from a female perspective: it's the revered indie hit "Bone," in which epic fantasy meets kids' silliness meets retro zany 1930s Sunday comix. Says Oriana: "OMG Jeff Smith is a genius!" | Read entire entry

Just look at all the busy crap coming up with CCLaP soon! | November 4, 2011
Frustrated by the lack of CCLaP blog updates recently? That's because we have a book release party for Katherine Scott Nelson next week we're working on, then a new book by Ben Tanzer and Laura Szumowski the following week, then our first book fair the next week, then our big high-ticket Victorian-mansion Christmas fundraiser the week after that! Whew! Click through for it all! | Read entire entry

Announcing the SHoP Reading Series podcast! | November 3, 2011
Today at CCLaP, I'm happy to announce an official new addition to our podcast -- regular live literary readings from a new Hyde Park arts organization I've gotten involved with, called the Southside Hub of Production or SHoP for short. Click through for the details, and to see photos from last night's inaugural event, a regular queer-lit showcase called "All The Writers I Know." | Read entire entry

Your micro-review roundup: 2 October 2011 | November 2, 2011
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: The new surreal story cycle "The Five Lost Senses of Carl" by Mel Bosworth; the fantastic latest in Cherie Priest's "Clockwork Century" steampunk series, the submarine epic "Ganymede;" and "Two Times Intro," photographs by REM's Michael Stipe from Patti Smith's 1995 US tour with Bob Dylan. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Happy accident," by Claire Chauvin | November 2, 2011
Today's photo: "Happy accident," by Flickr member Claire Chauvin. | Read entire entry