One of the things my husband taped was David Brooks on Book TV. I didn't realize the National Book Festival was taking place in Washington this weekend. There is one magazine that lists all of the happenings during the month and I'm sure that it would have been listed there but I'm trying to cut back on my magazine purchases and didn't buy one recently.
Yesterday we saw Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride. I was expecting more from it but I can't define what that "more" might be. We also saw Just Like Heaven which was a sweet romantic comedy. Sometimes Mark Ruffalo does it for me and sometimes he doesn't. He came through this time. By the end you think he's a total sweetie.
While watching Threshold last night my husband told me that William Mapother is Tom Cruise's cousin. I had no idea. I looked at his entry in the IMDB and that tells the tale right there. While he was getting his start, he worked almost exclusively on movies acted in or produced by Tom Cruise.
The new chairs in the film/video theater at the Wexner Center are nice. They have more cushion then the original chairs.
Each author that reads at the Wexner Center is different. They may have similar books in publication but their speaking style is their own. You can tell that Nick Flynn is a teacher and a poet. His reading began with an Iraqi poem and then a new poem of his called "Jesus Knew" before he moved on to his book, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and questions from the audience. He took questions throughout the reading, just like a college professor, but most of the questions were asked at the end. I don't know about anyone else, but when I read I usually hear my internal voice. It sounds a lot like my voice when I read out loud but more fluid. My voice is that of a bedtime story reader. Nick Flynn's reading voice is that of a poet. Sharp, staccato, and rhythmic. The place that booked my husband's hotel for next weekend charged our credit card early so I couldn't buy a copy of the book to get it signed. Well, I could have, but that would have invited bank fees for NSF. :)