Elizabeth McCullough

91 Seconds on Film: Religulous

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Oct 032008
 

Funnyman Bill Maher takes religion to task in this “comic documentary”, but Ben Nuckols finds him a bit strident and shallow. Learn more about Religulous in this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film. Religulous is now playing at Vinegar Hill Theatre.

Lisa Williams at the New Dominion Bookshop

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Oct 022008
 

Lisa Williams, winner of the Rome Prize in Literature, read to an audience at the New Dominion Bookshop on October 1, 2008, from her latest collection of poems, Woman Reading to the Sea. This collection was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the Barnard Prize.

1:00 “Woman Reading to the Sea”

4:30 “Intoxication at Carmel-by-the-Sea”

7:30 “Horizontally, I Moved

11:30 “Farthest Flame”

14:00 “Jellyfish”

16:30 “Anatomy of a Skylark”

18:30 “Field”

20:00 “Geometry”

21:30 “Bell Tower”

22:30 “Chimes”

24:00 “Suggestive Grove”

91 Seconds on Film: Miracle at St. Anna

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Oct 012008
 

From WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film: Miracle at St. Anna uses stark and provocative imagery to illustrate the story of Black soldiers in 1944 Italy. Omar Benson Miller gives a stand-out performance in Spike Lee’s adaptation of the James McBride’s novel.

Miracle at St. Anna is now playing at the Regal Downtown Cinema. For more reviews from Ben Nuckols, visit the Ill-Informed Gadfly.

91 Seconds on Film: Tell No One

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Sep 242008
 

It’s no secret — Ben Nuckols of WNRN’s 91 Seconds of Film says Tell No One “is easily the best movie released in this country this year.” Tell No One is now playing at Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville.

Sep 132008
 

Burn After ReadingBen Nuckols finds occasional laughs and few surprises in the Coen Brothers’ latest film, Burn After Reading, now playing at Regal Cinemas Downtown Mall 6.

91 Seconds on Film: Hamlet 2

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Sep 052008
 

Stephen Coogan stars in this comedy about a frustrated high school drama teacher who decides to go one better than Shakespeare. In this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film, Ben Nuckols reviews Hamlet 2.

91 Seconds on Film: Tropic Thunder

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Aug 292008
 

Ben Stiller, auteur? Ill-Informed Gadfly Ben Nuckols examines the evidence in this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film.

Catch Tropic Thunder at the Carmike 6.

91 Seconds on Film: Traitor

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Aug 292008
 

Don Cheadle “communicates restless intelligence” in the new thriller Traitor, according to Ben Nuckols in this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film.Traitor is now playing at the Carmike 6.

WriterHouse hosts poets Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan

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Aug 262008
 

Kevin McFadden

Kevin McFadden and Angie Hogan presented an evening of poetry and letterpress at WriterHouse on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection of the VQR Poetry series. Originally from the Cleveland area, he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia and now lives in Charlottesville. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Fence, Kenyon Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry, and in other publications.

Angie Hogan

Angie Hogan received her MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hoyns Fellow as well as the recipient of a Javits Fellowship. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and The Virginia Quarterly Review among other journals. Originally from East Tennessee, she now  works at the University of Virginia Press.

McFadden and Hogan read from their works and discussed the writing life and the art of letterpress in a question-and-answer session following their reading.

Aug 122008
 

In this installment of WNRN’s 91 Seconds on Film Ben Nuckols asks, is Pineapple Express just another stoner comedy, or is it something more? James Franco is the stand-out in this newest Seth Rogan project. Pineapple Express is now playing at the Regal Seminole Square Cinema 4.

Aug 112008
 

The Legal Limit by Martin ClarkAuthor Martin Clark was at New Dominion Bookshop on July 23, 2008 to discuss his new book, The Legal Limit, a novel the L. A. Times calls, “fun you can think about.”

Clark, a circuit court judge in Patrick County, Virginia, talked about his dual careers as writer and judge, read a selection from The Legal Limit, and answered questions from the crowd.

Jun 292008
 

Local cartoonist Jen Sorensen was the inaugural guest in the WriterHouse Summer Reading Series on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Sorensen gave a talk illustrated with slides from her newest collection of Slowpoke comic strips, Slowpoke: One Nation, Oh My God! Afterward, she answered questions from the audience and signed copies of her book.