French filmmaker Florent Tillon is aiming the lens at Las Vegas this summer. If you want to learn more about his project, and perhaps donate to it, visit http://www.touscoprod.com/project/produce?id=173.
A month after The Guardian included Fade Sag Crumble on its Ten of the Best Books Set in Las Vegas list, Chuck Twardy of the Las Vegas Weekly named it one of the top-ten books of 2011. Yeah, it’s number 10, but still …
I was on KNPR this morning, with attorney/writer Dayvid Figler and CityLife Editor Scott Dickensheets, talking about the 40th anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Malcolm Burgess, writing for The Guardian, included Fade Sag Crumble in his Ten of the Best Books Set in Las Vegas list. True, he left out some worthy titles (e.g., How I Got Cultured and Lay the Favorite). And I disagree with some of his selections (The Desert Rose and The Cold Six Thousand). But it’s a nice acknowledgement, nonetheless, for the collection.
I’m a big fan of the NPR show The Story. Love host Dick Gordon’s voice and style and the way the producers piece together simple and powerful stories. Recently, former tunnel resident Rick Cobble and I were interviewed by Gordon at the local NPR affiliate (KNPR). Here’s the result: