Posts tagged: Detroit
Actor Richard Kiel has died. Kiel worked in both film and television, including performances in The Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man”; Eegah (1962); The Barbary Coast with William Shatner; Happy Gilmore (1996); Pale Rider (1985); as Vlad in Tangled (201); and as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Variety have obituaries.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams has died. There are many obituaries and remembrances out there, so we’re just choosing a few. The AV Club, RogerEbert.com and Boing Boing have obituaries. The writers of RogerEbert.com offer tributes. Terry Gilliam talks about directing Williams in The Fisher King. Penny Marshall talks about working with Williams on Laverne & Shirley and directing him in Awakeni…
Actor and singer Elaine Stritch has died. Stritch worked extensively on Broadway, but she also appeared in September (1987), Small Time Crooks (2000), Monster-In-Law (2005), the British television series, Two’s Company, 3rd Rock From The Sun, My Sister Eileen and 30 Rock. The New York Times, Variety and The Detroit Free Press. Saara Dutton remembers Stritch in her piece, “In Praise of Broads.”H…
Actor and DJ Casey Kasem has died. Kasem hosted American Top 40 and was the original voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, voiced Robin in Batman (1968 cartoon) and Super Friends, and voiced Cliffjumper in Transformers: The Movie (1986) and multiple characters in the 1980s Transformers cartoon. At The Record, Bilal Qureshi remembers Kasem. The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Varietyhave…
Page from Sword of My Mouth. Art by Shannon Gerrard. Story by Jim Munroe. It’s one of the Cultural Gutter’s perks for our indiegogo campaign! Help us continue paying writers for their work and get a sweet graphic novel: http://www.indiegogo.com/gutteragogo
More from Sword Of My Mouth via Boing Boing's review of the graphic novel about a dystopia, post-Rapture Detroit.
Jim Munroe and Shannon Gerrard donated copies of Sword Of My Mouth as a perk for Gutter-A-Go-Go, the fundraiser to keep the Cultural Gutter online. To find out more about our fundraiser, go here.
Shannon Gerrard draws Detroit in a panel from Sword of My Mouth, her collaboration with writer Jim Munroe. Jim’s also a Gutter co-founding editor and Sword of My Mouth is one of the perks we’re offering as part of our Gutter-A-Go-Go fundraiser to keep the Cultural Gutter online.
(even fuller disclosure, Carol was an editor on this book)
Detroit-based photographer Dennis Maitland has conceived of a new way to see the city, turning the experience of the skyscraper up on its head. In a series called “Life on the Edge,” Maitland climbs atop some of the highest perches in his hometown, dangles his feet precariously over the edge, focuses his lens downwards, and snaps a photo that is sure to induce perspiration. Maitland not only documents his personal overcoming of a fear of heights, but he captures views of Detroit that elevate city streets from their quotidian designation and paint a new image of our built environment. See more.
[Image: Dennis Maitland]
Detroit Needs Robocop. Poster by Michael Hanlon. Click through image for the Build A Robocop Statue In Detroit facebook page.