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V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Joanna Newsom via Wikipedia
Joanna Newsom via Wikipedia

Film

Inflammatory Vices: Is Joanna Newsom starring in P.T. Anderson's new film?

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Aug 8 2013 2:32 PM ]

Joanna Newsom on “7 Minutes in Heaven” with Mike O’Brien
You might know Paul Thomas Anderson's work, from Boogie Nights to Magnolia to There Will Be Blood. Let's pause right there because I have to give a small shout-out to the latter, which I consider to be Anderson's masterpiece. From the elaborate landscapes to Jonny Greenwood’s sinister score to Daniel Day-Lewis' thrilling performance as oil man Daniel Plainview, the movie marked a new turn for Anderson, showing that while his artistic eye can hone in on masterful shots with specific detail, he can also take on grand ideas with the gusto of a man who has a firm handle on his craft. And who can forget the “I drink your milkshake” scene. Fantastic stuff.

Several blogs are thrilled at the possibility that famed singer/songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom may be making an appearance in Anderson's upcoming flick, Inherent Vice, based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon. As The Playlist states, production of the film has been kept tightly under wraps, so the only way news sources have been able to verify the cast is by capturing photos of them on set. And snapshots of Newsom have surfaced. Other confirmed cast members include Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jena Malone and Reese Witherspoon.

Although it’s pure speculation at this point, it would be pretty exciting for Newsom to be in a feature film; she has already made her mark in the music world, releasing three fantastic records, including the incredible Ys, but she's started popping up in other places, including a guest spot on “Portlandia,” playing a busy mother in MGMT's music video for “Kids,” and appearing on “7 Minutes in Heaven” with Mike O'Brien. The last thing we saw from P.T. Anderson was last year’s The Master. While that film was an excellent addition to Anderson's already impressive cinematic portfolio, here's hoping the next one tops it.

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V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

news

The Daily Word in Vaughan, mistletoe shortage, solstice and Amy Koch

By Tom Nayder and Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 22 2011 2:43 PM ]
The Daily Word

Snowstorm coming.

Doug Vaughan pleads guilty.

Jail guards arrested after beating an inmate and then covering it up, according to a criminal complaint.

Jerome Block, Jr. on house arrest.

Druids say the solstice ritual yielded good omens.

Racist ad for Chinese restaurant in Dubai.

16-hour roasted Christmas goose recipe.

Best fails of 2011.

George H.W. Bush backs Mitt Romney.

Ron Paul storms out of CNN interview.

House caves on payroll tax deal.

The next thing to worry about: weaponized bird flu.

Texas drought results in mistletoe shortage.

How Best Buy is ruining Christmas.

The 16 worst Christmas specials of all time.

Chicago Cardinal Francis George under fire for comparing gay-rights movement to the Klan.

LGBTers say sorry to Amy Koch for wrecking her marriage.

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V.20 No.46 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in a potential coffee shortage, Jonestown, the lost cows of Fukishima and Occupy Santa Fe

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Nov 20 2011 8:42 AM ]
The Daily Word

Occupy Santa Fe is no longer divided nor are they being shut down.

PNM is closing the last eight of its pay centers....

November 18th was the 33rd anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre. Sex, Corruption and the Kool Aid Massacre by Paul Krassner.

I hope they make the Jonestown site a tourist destination.

One and only timecube knows everything.

Is the world running out of coffee?

Dali does Alice in Wonderland.

Ten Coca-Cola products you've never heard of.

Hear every Beatles song at the same time, including Paul songs unfortunately.

The secret $850k plan by lobbyists to undermine the Occupy movement.

Gallery of cow, er I mean Fukishima photos.

$300.00 Beats headphones by Dr. Dre.

On this day in 1947, Joe Walsh was born.

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