Heathcote Williams, 1941-2017

Writer Heathcote Williams has passed away. I won’t try to offer a detailed description of Mr. Williams’ life or work because I’m not familiar with enough of it.  Please take a look at his obituary in The New York Times, as well as the clip from the beginning of the movie adaptation of his play, The Local Stigmatic.  Links to those pages are at the end of this post.   The Local Stigmatic features one of Al Pacino’s lesser-known performances, and it’s also one of his best.  Some YouTube users who posted in the comment section disagree on whether he … Continue reading Heathcote Williams, 1941-2017

Dave Hill’s Upcoming Book Tour

  This post appears in slightly different form on Helen Christie’s public Facebook page. Dave Hill’s new book of essays, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, will be available on May 10, and he has released a list of locations where he’ll be holding book signings and readings.  A link appears at the end of this post, and the list may be expanded later. Much of Dave Hill’s humor focuses on existential absurdities.  He observes the pointless, circular things people do.  According to advance comments on his upcoming book, he also writes about moving forward in life. The word “existentialism” intimidates … Continue reading Dave Hill’s Upcoming Book Tour