I have a book signing coming up for my new novella. This is not my first signing. I feel I should write something more than "good reading" or "enjoy" and my signature. Other than those authors who know you and made a personal note, have you seen good book signing quotes? I won't be signing many so length (within reason) is not an issue. [more inside]
Asking for a dear friend who lost some beloved footwear over the course of a move: Where in New York City do you go to get a nice pair of cowboy boots?
So people like to name-drop authors and works that those who went to university and/or have a curiosity about the world should know as part of the basic vocabulary of being an educated Westerner. For example, "Kant" or "Dickensian", or "Gertrude Stein". I would like to learn this stuff, please. [more inside]
What (70s?) Western follows two first time robbers, they're short a horse and one steals a puppy he can't feed?
I saw a western on TCM in Europe a few months back, but can't find it on their listings at all. It had two guys who worked for a mining or railroad company, maybe a rancher, I came in in the middle. Seems like they decided to suddenly steal the pay for the company, maybe because they hated the boss. While they're hiding in a nearby house, the younger guy takes one of the puppies from a new litter. That causes some absurd drama, because they don't know how they're going to feed it. They also have to get a second horse, but only end up with a mule. The sons of the rancher (I think, maybe bank owner? I don't know) vow to track them down and get the money back. The robbers are sort of comic, sort of sad characters, so you empathize with them, but the sons of the (banker? rancher?) have the more traditional Western heroic story.
Can this shirt be found again? [more inside]
Looking for shots of tumbleweed in movies/tv. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
I need some raunchy ballads and bar songs to play at a Western-themed party. [more inside]
Looking for the title of an obscure documentary about the Japanese adaptations of Western products and traditions as they have been commodified in japan. [more inside]
My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
I've recently read & enjoyed a couple "revisionist western" novels like Oakley Hall's "Warlock" & John Williams's "Butcher's Crossing." What other novels might I also like?
Is it a widespread behavior for multilingual speakers of english to get a more anglicized accent when talking to a native speaker? [more inside]
What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
A western film I saw on TV about 35 years ago featuring a crowd of horse riders wearing long white coats. Anyone know the title? [more inside]
Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]