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The Classic That Changed Christmas

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Home-Slider, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on The Classic That Changed Christmas

The Classic That Changed Christmas

    The Man Who Invented Christmas trailer.  2:40 min.   Editor’s Note:  Mitchell Kaplan, the founder of both Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair, joined forces with award-winning Hollywood producer Paula Mazur to create The Mazur/Kaplan Company, with the objective of identifying, optioning, and producing literary properties for film and TV.  The Man Who Invented Christmas is their first film to be distributed nationwide, beginning November 22, 2017.  The film is based on the book The Man Who Invented Christmas:  How...

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Into the Deep with Author Patricia Posner

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Into the Deep with Author Patricia Posner

Into the Deep with Author Patricia Posner

    Introduction to Patricia Posner:  1:58 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music: Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Music for Berlin.     Patricia Posner was born in London and spent half of her life in the U.K. and half in the U.S.A. For thirty years Posner worked on 12 books of investigative historical nonfiction with her husband, bestselling author Gerald Posner. On those projects, she conducted every interview with him, sifted through thousands of pages of original documents in government and private archives, and worked on...

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A Video Chat with Author Jay McInerney – Capturing the Zeitgeist

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Author Jay McInerney – Capturing the Zeitgeist

A Video Chat with Author Jay McInerney – Capturing the Zeitgeist

    Introduction to Jay McInerney  2:14 min.  Photo and design by Raymond Elman.  Music:  Carmen Cicero   Jay McInerney Jr. (b. 1955) is a New York Times Best Selling American novelist. His novels include Bright Lights, Big City; Ransom; Story of My Life; Brightness Falls; The Last of the Savages; Model Behavior; The Good Life; and Bright, Precious Days. He edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices, wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and co-wrote the screenplay for the television film...

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Danielle Flood: The Unquiet Daughter

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Home-Slider, Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Danielle Flood: The Unquiet Daughter

Danielle Flood:  The Unquiet Daughter

    Introduction to Danielle Flood.  3:23 min.  Photo & Design by Raymond Elman.   Danielle Flood’s true story, The Unquiet Daughter, could be called the sequel to Graham Greene’s  classic novel The Quiet American, which has been taught on college campuses all over the world for decades. “Passionate and unflinchingly honest, The Unquiet Daughter is a fascinating memoir that explores the tangled connections between Graham Greene’s fictional version of wartime Indochina and the real people there whose...

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Five More Poets

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Home-Slider, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Five More Poets

Five More Poets

    Poetry from Miami reflects the diversity of the city itself. We don’t just mean writers’ nations of origin, ethnicity, and subculture. There is no single style one could identify as a Miami school of poetry. There are no factions either. One dip of the stick into the poetic wetlands and up comes narrative drama, fragmentation, spoken word, formalism, and more. Such factions and schools are foolish anyway. Miami is an organic case in point. —  Annik Adey-Babinski —  Michael Martin Inspicio Poetry Editors   Caroline...

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Our Lady of Clarity

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Our Lady of Clarity

Our Lady of Clarity

      Editor’s Note: Although Inspicio has published fiction by James Gilbert in the past, we have decided to become more systematic in our approach, and we are pleased to introduce a new fiction section featuring short stories, excerpts from novels, excerpts from works in progress – all written by people with connections to Miami and South Florida. For our first offering, Inspicio fiction editor Jamie Eubanks selected a chapter from a novel in progress by Fabienne Josaphat, author of  Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow. We meet Mary...

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A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

  Introduction to Eric Bogosian.  4:25 min.  Photo:  Raymond Elman.  Music mix: Marleau Eric Bogosian (b.1953) is an Armenian-American actor, dramatist, monologuist, novelist and historian.  He grew up in Woburn, Massachusetts, setting for the book and movie A Civil Action, but left his blue-collar roots to attend the University of Chicago. Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone, garnering...

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A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

A Video Discussion withDr. Mark B. Rosenberg,the 5th President ofFlorida International University

    Introduction to Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, 5th President of Florida International University:  1:33 min.  Photos: FIU.  Design:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  Tony Succar.   Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University and former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (SUS). Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park and...

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STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Literary Arts, Reviews, Reviews 2016 | Comments Off on STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

STUPID MODEL a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

    It’s 1973, and top model Janice Dickinson says to Bee Berger, “I’m Super Model, and you’re Stupid Model.” Just two weeks out of high school, Bee leaves home and puts herself on the doorstep of Christa’s modeling agency in Paris. Climbing the stairs, big photographs of famous models intimidate her. Christa looks her up and down, flips through her portfolio and says, “too tall for us.” Bee says she works all the time in Holland. “Do you do nude?” Christa asks. “I came for the couture shows,” Bee says, “and I don’t do topless.” Bee...

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A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

A Video Chat with Multi-Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

    Introduction to Jim Morin.  2:22 min.  Music: Tri Tachyon, Little Lily Swing.   Jim Morin, whose work is distributed by Morintoons Syndicate, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2017 and 1996, and shared the Pulitzer with other members of the Miami Herald editorial board in 1983. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 and 1990. He has also won the 2007 Herblock Prize, the 2000 John Fischetti Award, the 1999 Thomas Nast (international) Prize, the 1996 National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award, the 1992...

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