Interview
Parsing “The Big Sleep”: Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Parsing “The Big Sleep”: Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Raymond Chandler’s inaugural novel gets scholarly treatment in a book packed with facts, photos, and insights into the text and the times. “We all had great love for Chandler’s novels. And we knew the world did too.” Some years ago, three intrepid friends who met at a bookstore —Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Dean Rizzuto — undertook a...
Spotlight Interview: Erica Hoverter, Mosaic Artist.

Spotlight Interview: Erica Hoverter, Mosaic Artist.

“The excitement I feel when I walk by a shimmering glass mosaic … when the light changes, the feeling changes — it’s living glass. It’s beautiful, and one of the most satisfying materials to work with.” “Scheherazade,” detail. Mixed media, 2006. Erica Hoverter  became a mosaic artist in 2002, after a back injury put her previous career in physical therapy on...
From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

“If a film is working, you’re forgetting about everything else….”   TyRuben Ellingson is responsible for your dreams. As a cinematic visual effects art director and conceptual designer, he creates the monsters and galaxies and eerily beautiful landscapes through which your imagination roams in the flickering light of a movie theater … or in the deepest...
Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

“Put simply, a good story helps prepare the reader for reality. If all that sounds saintly, that’s another kind of distortion.”      For over forty years, Al Landwehr has written fiction featured in publications that range from slick mass-market magazines to literary journals: Playboy, Redbook, New Letters, The Chariton Review, and Negative Capability, among...
From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

“Costume design is the one thing that audiences tend to read personally … whether we should like this person, whether we should be scared of them, that sort of thing.” “Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. For our “Hunt,...