Friday, August 13, 2010

Free For All Friday, August 13

Oh no, it's Friday the 13th!  If you're into superstitions at all you're probably expecting the worst to happen any minute now.  Instead, I bring you tidings of good joy!

Boris Kodjoe is starring in a new show on NBC this fall called Undercover and has been twitpicking from the set for the last few weeks.  If you're like me, you can appreciate the "finicity" (yes, I made that up, hush) of Mr. Kodjoe.  It looks like his new show is a browner version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and I think I'm okay with that. How about you?

Did you know the fear of Friday the 13th actually has a name?  As explained by Lucy, one of the few cartoon characters that I despise, it's called triskaidekaphobia.  Am I the only one that thinks this chick needs her butt kicked just one good time? If Charlie Brown gave her a swift kick in the behind, I wouldn't even be mad.

You know how much I loved 32 Candles, right? If you don't know, click on over to my review of it and then come back.  Any who, the author of my favorite read of the summer, Ernessa T. Carter, has agreed to participate in an hour long chat with us next Friday evening at 8 p.m. CST.  Be sure to sign up for the reminder in the upper left corner so that you don't miss it.

Ntozake Shange has a new book coming out next month called Some Sing, Some Cry.  Co-written with her sister, Ifa Bayeza, it follows seven generations of women descended from a freed slave woman.  This is one you'll definitely want to add to your "must read" list.

On the music front, Esperanza Spalding has a new CD coming out next month.  You can pre-order it below and give it a listen here.

That's all I have for today.  What's good in your world, literary or otherwise?

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