Now that the L.A. Times has blown our cover, it’s time to give Muckworld readers a peek at Fictionaut, a new literary community I’ve been building together with Carson Baker, a brilliant designer and web developer from Houston. Fictionaut offers an alternative to traditional models of publishing short stories and poetry in a shared space [...]
We’re proud to present the April issue of the Mississippi Review Web, dedicated to fiction inspired by the movies. Check it out at MississippiReview.com or go straight to the pdf download. Featuring: Brandon Scott Gorrell: Godzilla Colin Bassett: Dance Party, U.S.A. Emma Garman: Talking with Françoise Sagan John Minichillo: Nearly Here Katherine A. Gleason: Fred [...]
Awards season has begun in earnest, preparations for the About.com redesign are in high gear, and the Phil Lesh Halloween extravaganza and marathon is upon us, so I’m resurrecting a category from the early days of muckworld, when everything was still hidden behind a password and we had a grand total of four (4) readers: [...]
What good is having your own blog if you can’t brag about your girl? In a piece about MySpace and the book world in the New York Times Book Review, Pagan Kennedy devoted a paragraph to Marcy and her pioneering use of MySpace to promote Twins. I confess I used to hide the occasional sneer [...]
The only excuse I have for sitting through this straight-to-DVD clunker is the presence of Sarah Polley, who Marcy will see in absolutely anything. Ryan Phillippe, Piper Perabo and Stephen Rea are in it too, so how bad could it be? Bad enough for the credits to misspell the star’s name: after an accident that [...]
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a group of female movie critics, reporters and feature writers, was founded in 2006 by Jennifer Merin, Maitland McDonagh, Joanna Langfield and Jenny Halper. Marcy‘s a member, and I just got done redesigning their web site together with Katarina. You can admire the results at AWFJ.org.
As much as I’d like to blame it on the rum, it was a clear, sober morning when I hatched the idea for a Caribbean homage to David Lynch. What’s it about? A puppy in trouble. Much thanks to my patient and inventive cast: Kay Aleksić, Stéphan Goldsmith, Roxie, Marcy Dermansky, Karl Supierz, Fedir Nikolayev, [...]