Quick update for you Criterion fans: May’s Criterion Newsletter hit our e-mail in-boxes this week. Head on over to the Criterion site and check out all of their fresh wares. Medium Cool’s director Haskell Wexler gives his Top 10, Criterion producer Abbey Lustgarten informs us of the 10 Things (She) Learned working on the new Medium Cool set, there’s a couple new Three Reasons focused on Band of Outsiders and Life Is Sweet, a really cool one-sheet poster for Safety Last is up for sale and… of course… there’s plenty of information on all their upcoming releases and essays on previous ones.
What the hell is Gripe Soda – besides sounding utterly delicious and featuring the Kirby-est banner ever made? It’s me rebranding myself because I was bored with my old Doogan’s Views column. So yeah. Is it any different? Probably not. It will most likely be updated about as much, honestly. But Bill is a stubborn man and he’s a master at Jewish Guilt-Fu, so he’s likely to make me write something here at least once a month, if not more.