Compendium Monday #3

So I've been watching a lot of stand-up this week, and the following are available on Netflix. Lucky us.

Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland.

Here's a clip. Like most stand-up, I assume I won't like it at first, because those network folks will let any 'ole thing on tv these days, but I found myself cracking up at this guy.

John Mulaney: New in Town

If you don't have Netflix, here's the full episode of this guy's routine. I REALLY really like John Mulaney.

FILMS:

W.E. was sort of difficult to follow at first, and I found a lot that was problematic with character motivations not being fleshed out, but overall, I found myself buying in. The stakes are high for the protagonists in both paralleling story lines, which makes for some interesting watching. 

READING:

Lorrie Moore specializes in short fiction, and recently had a story featured in the January Harper's called Subject to Search and it's one of three pieces she has had featured there over the years. I just discovered that an online subscription to Harper's is pretty inexpensive, and you get access to the entire archive. Naturally, I couldn't resist. Most of the physical issues have an insert with a promo code which provides a significant subscription discount, so if you're interested, you should pick up a copy. 

I read Moore's book of short stories, Self Help,  last year and I definitely recommend it. I got the same feeling I had while reading Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You.

 

I picked up a copy of Fabricoh Magazine in late fall and haven't had much of an opportunity to delve too deeply into it, but I was flipping through it today and stopped right at a review of The Love Language, a local band that I coincidentally saw for the first time a week ago. A good listen, and a good read. Check 'em out.