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by Tony Rabig
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Robert, Picked up the revised Four Seasons as an ebook when Open Road did a whole mess of Schulberg a couple of years ago; that book still holds up. First ran across it, if memory serves, excerpted in the late lamented magazine Intellectual Digest, and I think Harlan's mentioned the book from time t...
by Tony Rabig
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running vs Bug Collecting
Replies: 28
Views: 8349

Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

If we're fumble-fingered enough, we can combine running and bug collecting -- all we have to do is drop the jar we put the hornets in...
by Tony Rabig
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Robert,

That's a nice piece on Budd Schulberg in the new issue of Commentary. Haven't read his fiction in a long time (though I'd re-visited The Four Seasons of Success not too long ago) -- may have to go back for another look soon.

Bests,
--tr
by Tony Rabig
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Congratulations, Robert. Looking forward to reading both.
by Tony Rabig
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 47392

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Art may indeed serve the public spirit, but that's a happy coincidence. I kinda doubt any artist in the history of anything ever sat down to work thinking that today he was going to create something to serve the public spirit.
by Tony Rabig
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48849

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Many moons ago (late 60s, I think it was) the Chicago PBS station ran foreign films on Friday night -- they did that for about a year if memory serves. They ran their offerings and then repeated them and then ran 'em once more. Everything was shown three times during that year. (First time I saw Gra...
by Tony Rabig
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Re: Doug's methods & preferred sources. Wouldn't mind a hint there myself. In my previous life I was a librarian, public for a while and community college for a while longer, and if somebody asked me for info, I could usually find it. Gotta say though, I am freakin' awestruck by Doug. I have no ...
by Tony Rabig
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

The book that hooked me on modern sf when I was 12 or 13 was Heinlein's THE PUPPET MASTERS (still for my money the best invasion from space story ever) -- for close to two decades after that, sf was almost all I read for pleasure. Read all the Heinlein I could find on the racks at the time and then ...
by Tony Rabig
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Good social constructions build a human who is capable of following good art and culture, as long as they can define it for themselves, without all this nonsense about Western canons and the like. I know I'm gonna be sorry I asked this, but on what basis does one decide what constitutes a good soci...
by Tony Rabig
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Robert Nason's Culture Café
Replies: 782
Views: 44123

Re: Robert Nason's Culture Café

Not long after Sputnik went up, there was a series of trading cards devoted to space instead of baseball or football; I was in third or fourth grade then & had most of them (wish I still did...). A few years later, I saw many of the same illustrations in books like (if memory serves) Exploring t...
by Tony Rabig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454479

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

You're right -- a tad too much info there.

But one question: What the bleeping bleepity ever-lovin' bleep is the point of decaf?
by Tony Rabig
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454479

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

That's right, Frank. Shakespeare comics. Classics Illustrated did comic adaptations of Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Romeo & Juliet, at least -- I know, because I used to have them. If memory serves, they also did A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, and maybe some others but I could...
by Tony Rabig
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454479

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Ah, Classics Illustrated. Don't think I had quite as large a run of those as you did, Mark, but there were a lot of them in my boxes too. When I was in fifth grade there was a drug store half a block from our apartment that sold a good selection of these -- I usually read the books required, but the...
by Tony Rabig
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454479

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

My parents didn't throw my comics away, so I don't get to blame them. What was in my boxes? Nothing major. Just stuff like the first couple of years of Spiderman, X-Men, The Avengers, The Hulk, Sgt Fury, Fantastic Four (I'd come in late there and missed the first 5 issues, though) -- stuff like that...
by Tony Rabig
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48849

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Oh, one more thing, he Columbo-ed:

I'll second Chuck's recommendation of CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED; the DVD containing both is well worth grabbing. And CHILDREN is also on TCM's October schedule. Look for it Sunday, Oct 27, at 4:15pm ET, 3:15 CST.

Bests,

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