Because it is my lot in life as a writer —
however anonymous — to speak of things that are entertaining and/or
truthful, I find myself often torn. Especially now that I am post-40,
going on 60. But I’m an open book, if nothing else. The only remaining question is whether said book’s ending is good or bad.
Maija Zummo and Ian Wissman want you to think literature is cool. That's one of the reasons they started 'Milk Money,' a handmade literary magazine on the cusp of releasing its fourth issue, entitled 'Weird Workout.' "If you want to read something that's cool, pick up a literary magazine that's cool," Zummo says.
Each year, the multiplexes offer more translations from page to screen. A quick glance at 2008's literary screen gems features entries from the comic and graphic novel frames ('The Dark Knight'), breezy mass-market reads ('The Ruins') and more serious literary tomes ('Snow Angels'). The resulting films offer audiences the chance to feel like they’ve broadened their horizons, and the meaty roles attract top-notch performers seeking golden gifts from the Hollywood magi.