It’s Sally Weigel Day at CCLaP!
Yippie! It's release day for CCLaP's newest original book! In this case it's the story collection "Get Up Tim" by local author Sally Weigel, her second book for the center after 2009's youth/war/Radiohead novella "Too Young to Fall Asleep," available as always for free download if you want or as a special handmade paper edition. Click through for all the details! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Justify My Netflix: 25th Hour
Today's movie: Spike Lee's supposed post-9/11 comeback movie which turned out to be a flop, 2002's philosophical drama masquerading as a crime tale "25th Hour," starring such stalwarts as Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a script that is unfortunately schizophrenic in its pacing and effects. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Justify My Netflix: Whitechapel, Season 1
Today's DVD: Season 1 of the quickie British crime drama "Whitechapel," which in this season uses a modern Jack The Ripper copycat killer to examine through extensive location shooting this once notorious Victorian slum area of London, now the city's latest trendy creative-class neighborhood. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Your micro-review roundup: 24 January 2012
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: The filthy and funny Postmodernist classic "Portnoy's Complaint" by Philip Roth; the "Portlandia" style memoir about an indie rocker stuck in the eco-liberal world of north Seattle, Claire Dederer's "Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses;" and Paul West's sweeping Terence-Malick-style sci-fi epic "First Cause," not very good but with a score boost for sheer earnestness. Posted on by Jason Pettus