Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Woodcraft’s “Build It!” Sweepstakes Winner Learns Woodworking Skills While Crafting a Bench 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Woodcraft sweepstakes winner treated to intense furniture building experience with three professional instructors. PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (PRWEB) November 21, 2019 Not many beginning furnituremakers have the opportunity to experience 2-1/2 days of intense instruction – all expenses paid – with three professional craftsmen as guides for making a handsome custom bench to take home. Boulder City, Nevada, woodworker Bruce Kuveke can now claim that privilege, thanks to the Woodcraft, SawStop and Jory Brigham Design “Build It!” … [Read more...] about Woodcraft’s “Build It!” Sweepstakes Winner Learns Woodworking Skills While Crafting a Bench
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One of literature’s most striking descriptions of the creative process can be found in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel “Pale Fire.” An academic, Professor Kinbote, recalls standing on a terrace with the poet John Shade. Shade, he says, is soaking in the view: “perceiving and transforming the world, taking it in and taking it apart, re-combining its elements in the very process of storing them up so as to produce at some unspecified date an organic miracle, a fusion of image and music, a line of verse.” The moment reminds Kinbote of one from his childhood, when he watched “a conjurer . . . quietly consuming a vanilla ice.” Nabokov disliked the idea that others would search his writing for glimpses of his personal life. In a 1944 biography of Nikolai Gogol, he stated his disdain for “the morbid inclination we have to derive satisfaction from the fact (generally false and always irrelevant) that a work of art is … [Read more...] about Who Owns a Story?
With: Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Nidra Sous la Terre, Charles Turner, and Luis Vega.Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes less With: Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Nidra Sous la Terre, Charles Turner, and Luis Vega. Running time: 1 ... more Photo: Joan Marcus Photo: Joan Marcus Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 With: Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Nidra Sous la Terre, Charles Turner, and Luis Vega.Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes less With: Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, … [Read more...] about Off Broadway Review: ‘The Underlying Chris’
I first read “Slaughterhouse-Five” in 1972, three years after it was published and three years before I published my own first novel. I was twenty-five years old. 1972 was the year of inching slowly toward the Paris Peace Accords, which were supposed to end the war in Vietnam, though the final, ignominious American withdrawal—the helicopters airlifting people from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon—would not take place until three years later, at which point, by way of a small footnote to history, I had become a published writer. I mention Vietnam because, although “Slaughterhouse-Five” is a book about the Second World War, Vietnam is also a presence in its pages, and people’s feelings about Vietnam have a good deal to do with the novel’s huge success. Eight years earlier, in 1961, Joseph Heller had published “Catch-22” and President John F. Kennedy began the escalation of the United States’ involvement in the … [Read more...] about What Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” Tells Us Now
“Picture,” by Lillian Ross Lillian Ross’s “Picture,” originally published in 1952 and now happily reissued by the New York Review Books Classics imprint, is an immensely enjoyable work about the immensely unenjoyable process of making a Hollywood movie. In the book’s five chapters—first published, in this magazine, as a series of long-form articles—Ross writes, with great subtlety and humor, about the production of John Huston’s “The Red Badge of Courage,” based on Stephen Crane’s Civil War novel. Ross reported the story for a year and a half, largely from Los Angeles and its environs, and was given envy-inducing access, the kind a writer would rarely get today, to its central players. The narrative arc she draws is satisfyingly comprehensive. It proceeds from Huston’s efforts to convince M-G-M’s shrewd leader, Louis B. Mayer—described, deliciously, as one whose “large head seems set upon … [Read more...] about What We’re Reading This Summer