Monday, September 18, 2006

Thunder and lightning. Enter three realtors

Former Erie resident and aardvark aficionado Mark Brown has started dying his hair! Oh the shame of the vanity of the late middle aged man.
To wit, the 2004 photo from the Library of Congress Book Festival:

and Mr. Brown in this morning's NYTimes:

It's my hope that the Times just used an old stock photo without making reference to it....

In other writer-ish news, authors William Cobb and Jim Danielswill read from their work at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Allegheny's Henderson Auditorium of Quigley Hall. It's free and open to the public. I'll be at my daughter's volleyball game, but that doesn't mean you can't go without me...

The Great Lakes Film Fest prepares to kick off. Erie's not a long drive and I'll probably head up, but I wish we had a similar (albeit smaller) event here in Venango...

Oil City's National Transit Museum' inaugural event will focus on, who else, John D. Rockefeller. Yawn. Just what the area needs, more "weren't the robber barons great?" history... Anyhow, Darwin H. Stapleton, executive director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., will be playing the same old tune at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Tomorrow night, Stephen Pellegrino debuts his play, "22 Drywall Macbeth". A contemporary retelling of MacBeth set among Pittsburgh drywallers:

It seemed only right that the three witches be Realtors, said Mr. Pellegrino. Two of the witches are jaded and think it's fine to sell to a buyer who would jam students in and get $4,000 a month without doing anything, he said. The idealistic witch believes the neighborhood can turn around and become more stable.

The "genius" grantees have been announced. I was overlooked. Again.

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