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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

This American Life’s Ira Glass on Storytelling

| July 9, 2010

In the four part video series below, Ira Glass, host of public radio’s This American Life, shares his personal tips on how to create and tell a good story. Glass is a master of the art of storytelling; I’m so glad for the privilege of sitting at his feet for a bit to learn.   […]

Dylan Brody and the Art of Storytelling

| June 13, 2010

If you follow this blog, you know that I’m trying to develop myself as a storyteller (The Bus, the Bench, and the Chamber of Doom text version | audio version). They say if you want to be a writer you should read great writers. So I figure if I want to be a storyteller, I […]

Has Doc Jensen Uncovered the True Story Behind LOST?

| June 12, 2010

Image via Wikipedia RE: Doc Jensen’s post “LOST: The Island’s Story?” at EW.com. Popular LOST blogger Jeff “Doc” Jensen has posted part one of a two-part epic attempt at a “theory of everything” behind the LOST TV epic. His basic theses can be summed up in these points: The island was alive, conscious, and a […]

LOST Retrospective: The LOST Pilots That Failed Before LOST

| June 12, 2010

It seems there was many a slip ‘twixt Gilligan’s Island and LOST. Image via Wikipedia The success of Gilligan’s Island inevitably led to a slue of castaways-on-an-island imitators over the years, most of which never got beyond their pilot episodes. I actually remember seeing a couple of the ones featured in the video below. Perhaps […]

This (Week) Too Shall Pass

| May 28, 2010

It’s been a tough week for the ol’ flesh ‘n’ bones. Started my chemo regimen this past Monday, and now I’m trying to get used to feeling sick every day. So I needed to end this week with a reprise of my favorite music video of the year so far. Until the morning comes… (OK […]

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