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The Adult Readers' Blog
If you want a happy ending,that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. –Orson Welles
Orson Welles was a man before his time. An innovator. A complicated man with tremendous talents and appetites. He chewed up the stage, the movies, and radio. Whatever your opinion of Mr. Welles, as an artist or a man, he changed all three forever. Director Richard Linklater credits Welles as a forerunner of the Indie film movement. He spent most of his life fighting the studios. He had to scuffle to find backers to continue work on his own projects. Welles would have welcomed the current era of crowdfunding and his own story might have had a different ending.
Orson Welles 100th birthday is on May 6. Two new books and a documentary will be released in May:
- Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz
- Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of the Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp
- Magician:The Astounding Life and Work of Orson Welles: a documentary by Chuck Workman on DVD & Bluray arrives on May 26.
- Richard Linklater directed the 2008 film Me and Orson Welles
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō
Your home should only contain things that bring you joy. Everything else—well-intentioned but unused gifts, uncomfortable clothes, old records, back issues of magazines that you intend to read “someday”—should be thanked for its contribution to your life and sent on to its next destination. That’s the philosophy of Japanese professional organizer Marie Kondō, and judging by her three-month waiting list, her clients agree. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and been translated into almost a dozen languages. Written in an approachable, positive style, this little book will make a big impact on the way you think about your possessions.
City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
Shara Divani is a spy with a job: find out who killed her protégé, Professor Efram Pangyui, and why. Her suspect pool encompasses the entire city of Bulikov, once the heart of a vast empire guarded by six omnipotent gods, and now a defeated and occupied city seething with resentful citizens and endless plots. With only a week before she’s recalled, Divani must rely on her terrifying “secretary” Sigurd and a cast of colorful supporting characters in order to discover the truth about what happened to Pangyui—and whether the gods of Bulikov are quite as dead as they seem.
Vividly imagined and skillfully executed, City of Stairs will appeal to readers of Tom Rob Smith and N.K. Jemisin alike.
Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden
The hellstrip—the space between a street and a public sidewalk which finally gains attention as a space to add curb appeal to your home. This oft-ignored gardening space can be reclaimed as a small paradise with environmentally friendly plants that thrive in tough situations and with limited water needs.
Gorgeous color photographs of hellstrip gardens offer inspiration and visual guidance to tackle this new gardening frontier.