Kim Deal or Catherine Keener?
My favorite video from the Chuds… Weng Weng. I watch this every Sunday while eating Cheetos
You know, the problem with rockers today is they just dont have the passion and the INTENSITY of Nelson
Doctor Who and Star Wars fans clash at sci-fi convention
Norwich Evening News: Police were called to a British sci-fi convention following reports that rival fan-clubs had become involved in a violent dispute.
A group of visiting Doctor Who fans were reportedly arguing with a local Star Wars enthusiasts’ club at the Norwich Star Wars Club event, held in the University of East Anglia, police said. But after talking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV police officers said no actual assault took place.
More than a dozen sci-fi fans from both groups – including several in fancy dress – were involved in a bitter exchange outside the venue. It was allegedly sparked over a disagreement involving someone asking Doctor Who actor Graham Cole for an autograph.
Photo: Darth Vader and a squadron of stormtroopers. (Joel Ryan/PA)
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NO.8 CAFÉ SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENTS
FOR THE LOVE OF LITERATURE
New York, NY (April 26, 2013) – On Wednesday May, 8 2013 Susan Kirschbaum and Amy
Sacco will host the debut of No.8 Café Society’s Literary Series with its first installment.
For the Love of Literature will be held on location at LDV Hospitality’s No.8. The event will
highlight coming of age stores, New York and elsewhere, with readings by noted authors, writers
and local culture fixtures including Kirschbaum (Who Town), Playwright Nathaniel Kressen
(Concrete Fever), Bob Morris (Assisted Loving/Age of Dissonance, NY Times) Arden Wohl
(Filmmaker/Chef/Philanthropist) Journalist Paula Froelich (Mercury In Retrograde), Jason
Napoli Brooks (Shelter/Co-founder/ Enclave Reading Series), Anthony Hayden Guest (The
Chronicles of Now), and special guests. The program will focus on how growing up has evolved
in literature and in life, from Salinger to Slaves of New York to present day featuring a crossroads
of various generations and perspectives of scribes
Amy Sacco first approached Susan Kirschbaum, the author of Who Town — a novel of a group
of downtown NYC “it kids”— to host a salon, to bring literature and discussion to her new
Chelsea lounge. Amy had originally met Susan over a decade ago when Susan wrote a story
for the New York Times Sunday Styles about the Whitney Biennial, which included chronicling
the planning of parties for the event at Amy’s first restaurant/bar, Lot 61, in Chelsea. No.8 Café
Society’s Literary Series will bring together the old guard of literature with younger voices. As
the publishing world continues to change, as more novelists choose to publish independently,
and while all writers — traditional and otherwise, increasingly cross pollinate via other media -
- including TV, film, and the internet, the old models are melting. Again, we have reached a
juncture of change in society where the need for creative dialogue has reached fevered pitch.
As we approach the midway mark of 2013, almost three decades after the debut of Bright Lights,
Big City, literature again is rustling. Both novelists and journalists, especially in New York
City, are churning out work that reflects this. This literary series will not only give writers a live
audience, but will also attempt to re-enact a special New York tradition of dialogue that goes
back to Dorothy Parker’s roundtables at the Algonquin Hotel (1919-1929) then picked up in
the Sixties, until a couple years ago, at the late Elaine Kauffman’s namesake Upper East Side
restaurant, Elaine’s where everyone from Gay Talese to Norman Mailer congregated.