March 19, 2010
The Serialist A Novel David Gordon Simon & Schuster: 336 pp., $15 paper
March 19, 2010 |
Start with a hack writer as narrator. Add a serial killer and you could have a recipe for another cliché-ridden piece of crime fiction. But in his first novel, "The Serialist," David Gordon walks the cliché tightrope and succeeds. The book is funny, with a satirical edge, and unlike some literary authors who play with genre, Gordon knows how to write a potboiler. The writer-protagonist here is Harry Bloch. His credits include 23 novels: vampire books, sci-fi knockoffs, hard-boiled inner-city yarns.
December 5, 2008
David Gordon: An article in Tuesday's Calendar section on choreographer David Gordon referred to the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance as REDCAT's Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. The dance school is one of the schools at CalArts, not REDCAT.
December 5, 2008 |
What defines a masterpiece? Originality? Or simply the passage of time? This question is at the heart of David Gordon's "Trying Times (Remembered)," which opened Wednesday night at REDCAT. Performed by members of Gordon's New York-based Pick Up Performance Co(S.) and a clutch of dance students from California Institute of the Arts, the hourlong piece is an appropriately postmodern remounting of Gordon's 1982 "Trying Times," which in itself was a postmodern investigation of George Balanchine's 1928 "Apollo."
December 3, 2008
David Gordon: An article in Tuesday's Calendar about writer-director-choreographer David Gordon misspelled the first name of one of his "Trying Times" collaborators, Power Boothe, as Powers.
December 2, 2008 |
David Gordon, writer, director and choreographer, acknowledges a practical reason for reworking his 1982 stage piece "Trying Times," this time as "Trying Times (remembered)." The National Endowment for the Arts offered him a grant to do it -- and times are tough when it comes to funding in the arts. "It's the only piece anybody ever gave me money to revisit," Gordon says.