Justify My Netflix: The Green Hornet
Today's movie: Michel Gondry's disastrous "art-school superhero flick" adaptation of "The Green Hornet," a pretentious trainwreck which clashes badly with the junior-high-level script by full-time man-child Seth Rogen (who is also the film's star and executive producer). Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP After Dark 08: The Printers Ball
Today in "CCLaP After Dark," the center's new video series on various live Chicago literary events: it's a report from this year's Printers Ball, a massive celebration of print media sponsored by Columbia College, the Poetry Foundation and more, one of the largest of its kind in the entire US. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Your micro-review roundup: 26 August 2011
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: M. Henderson Ellis' so-so memoir of his '80s punk days, "Strange as Angels;" George R.R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings," volume two of his "Song of Fire & Ice" series; and Bart Plantenga's disappointing intellectual exercise "Beer Mystic." Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Your micro-review roundup: 23 August 2011
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: Austin Williams' "Crimson Orgy," his loving ode to Miami's 1960s exploitation film industry; Andrew P. Mayer's steampunk-meets-superheroes tale "The Falling Machine;" and Charles Thompsons' disappointing Peace Corps/U!S!A!er memoir "Aralen Dreams." Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Hey, Jason Fisk, how was Minnesota?
Writer Jason Fisk recently became CCLaP's first author to officially travel to another state to attend a bookclub discussion, in this case to Minnesota to discuss his story collection "Salt Creek Anthology." Click through for photos and a field report. Posted on by Jason Pettus