AlexBelth
Alex Belth
AlexBelth
Mar 31 2017
2

I am so happy to see Baldwin getting the attention he deserves. A friend suggested him to me years ago when we were both working at a bookstore. I was stunned by Baldwin’s ability to write so beautifully and intimately. He’s definitely one of the top ten 20th century American writers and should be required reading for Read more

Nov 16 2015
1

Here’s a Q&A With Maceo the Cat about Neil Lifer’s new book: Read more

Nov 16 2015
6

SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS???!!!

Oct 6 2015
2

There are several books that I insist my children read. City Primeval is one of them. You can’t really go wrong with any Elmore Leonard. I consider him one of the greatest American autors. Right up there with Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Oct 6 2015
9

Detroit-area resident here. Elmore Leonard is a local treasure, but we’re happy to share him with the rest of you. Read more

Oct 6 2015
1

I’m on a big George V. Higgins kick lately, and I know Elmore Leonard is pretty similar but never knew which books to transition to. This helps a lot.

Aug 30 2015
1

One of the most valid complaints about Tequila Sunrise is how weak the ending was. That led one reviewer at the time to make a pretty silly comparison to Chinatown. I wish that I could remember who wrote the review, but the person said that it was a painfully weak ending coming from the person who wrote Chinatown. The Read more

Aug 28 2015
6

Pauline Kael is awesome. I loved what she said about Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes; Read more

Jul 20 2015
251

Tommy Craggs gave me a second chance. I spent nearly three years writing for a different Gawker site, and I hit a point where I was just done. I couldn’t do it anymore. I was looking elsewhere, and my time at the company was up. I didn’t want to leave though, and in a passing conversation, I told Tommy I felt Read more

Jul 10 2015
12

You’ll never see a starting Quarterback photographed like this again.

Jun 23 2015
1

Thanks for doing this. Hopefully you can keep a long run going.

Dec 18 2014
6

That joke did have everything. I'm not really a fan of David Letterman (I don't dislike him...I nothing him), but I read anything posted on the Stacks, and this article was excellent.

Dec 4 2014
1

I'm pretty sure this guy lives in the land of piss and vinegar.

Aug 12 2014
3

The Survivors was criminally underrated. It had one of the funniest scenes in a motion picture I've ever seen. Robin takes Jerry Reed hostage and tells the leader of the renegade group that he wants to kill him in private. He does a play by play of the killing, staged of course and at the end says: "And now live from Read more