Your Fall Reading List
First, I recently met Mr. Queering the Apparatus through a close mutual friend, and I'm delighted to get to know him better, cyber-wise or otherwise. He's a graduate student in the English department at U of Maryland College Park, and given how many of us lit-crit types haunt this blog, I hope we'll all share our joy and our feelings of commiseration! The first several posts have been witty and far-ranging, including a link to Ann Coulter saying something so dumb that it's even dumber than it is mean, and that is one mean fact-twisting beyotch, so we're talking really dumb. Seriously, you'll be surprised even at her.
In even greater news, my favorite working film critic, on the web or in print, remains Tim Robey of London's Daily Telegraph. Perform an advanced search with "Tim Robey" as the writer's name, and note how both his full-length pieces and his one-sentence epigrams are brilliantly thought, succinct, frequently hilarious, and utterly reliable. If you've been enjoying the comments by "tim r." on this blog, you already have a taste of this very good thing. Now, un-hemmed by the length and topical restrictions of a newspaper, Tim has got his own blog called Mainly Movies where he'll report on whatever he's been watching, including his elected slate at the imminent Toronto International Film Festival. His current write-up of Last Days and other nouveau Van Sant is a perfect encapsulation of why I love this guy so much.
Keep your chin up, everyone, as we head into September!
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