March 03, 2010

Ebert and Leitch

A wonderful remembrance, by Will Leitch, of his various crossing of paths with Roger Ebert over the years. I have similar stories myself- I've emailed with Roger quite a few times over the years, and also met him at book signings and the like, and he gave me some quotes for my senior thesis. I don't have his email address anymore; if I did, I'd be sure to send him this photo, of my then-month-old son doing his trademark hand gesture.

I sort of like what Deadspin has become lately, even if a lot of it has nothing whatsoever to do with sports. Whether it's stuff like this, or Drew Magery's wondrous Funbag, Failgate, and Asshole Coach Digest columns, the site is better than ever by a large margin.

And speaking of film criticism and long-ago mentors of mine, my Brandeis film professor Thomas Doherty has a new essay about the death of film criticism that's gotten a ton of attention this week.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 3, 2010 10:35 PM
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