Tag Archives: Books

Cube Grenades and Four Minute Drugs

Trying to figure out what to bring to beach to read and came across this…  “Ignore Everybody and 39 other Keys to Creativity”,  by Hugh MacLeod who cartoons and writes Gaping Void. The book comes out on the 11th. I am a little bit loving his cube grenades. 

gaping void

His site is sort of a distant cousin to the Post It Note Stories. Hugh draws on the backs of business cards, while Arthur Jones uses Post Its as his primary medium (most noteable to me so far, is “The Four Minute Drug” by Starlee Kine).  He was featured in the This American Life Live movie. Arthur has a new “Whole Story” project, where you can submit one sentence and he will illustrate that “story” on a single Post-It. I just submitted my one sentence, fingers are crossed.

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This American Life Encore

I am so excited that there is an encore of the This American Life – LIVE! screening on May 7 in local theaters. I listen to This American Life every Saturday and/or Sunday and was lucky enough to see him live in Chapel Hill a few years ago. And even better, David Rakoff is included. His book, “Don’t Get Too Comfortable” is hilarious. 

Due to popular demand, we have added a special encore screening of This American Life—Live!, our stage show that was beamed via satellite to more than 400 movie screens nationwide on Thursday, April 23rd! The repeat event will be showing on May 7th, and tickets are on sale NOW.

In this event, Ira Glass hosts an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill conduct a ‘special investigation.’ Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance lasts around two hours. We captured the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and sent it live* to movie theatres all over the country—if you missed the event on April 23rd, or if you loved it and want to share the experience with friends, tickets are now available for May 7th.

It’s a pretty fun night. We hope you’ll come. 

Get tickets for May 7th: here.