Such a very good writer. Thank you.
Gabriel García Márquez, the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Thursday, at the age of eighty-seven. The New Yorker was lucky enough to publish a number of his short stories, starting with “The Sea of Lost Time,” in 1974. In 1999, Jon Lee Anderson wrote a Profile of the novelist, called “The Power of García Márquez.” The article focussed on García Márquez’s unique role in Colombia, and in Latin America more generally:
“Gabo” is what García Márquez is called by nearly everyone in the Spanish-speaking world. That or el maestro, or, in Colombia, Nuestro Nobel, our Nobel Prize winner.
In a sign of the changing economics of the TV industry, as well as a boon for fans of quality television, FX has renewed “The Americans” for a third season of 13 episodes.
“The Americans,” which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB sleeper agents posing as an American couple in the early ’80s, is one of the very best shows on television. Its live ratings, though, are modest, and have actually gone down a bit from last year’s numbers. But the show also doubles its audience when you count those who watch via DVR or other methods within the first seven days of airing.
No, ‘Top Gun’ was not gay.
Burning Blue, the 1995 off-Broadway play about Navy fighter pilots who fall in love under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and are exposed during a government investigation into a series of fatal accidents, has been adapted for the big screen.
The film, directed by DMW Greer, stars Trent Ford, Morgan Spector , Rob Mayes William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty. It hits select theaters and VOD on June 6.