In the wake of all the tragedy and sadness that occurred in in Japan last week, we're going to attempt to kick off this week with a new feature here at The Cult. So turn off CNN for ten minutes and read something that hopefully makes you a little happier for the hour.
This idea is something that's been at the back of my mind on and off throughout the years, but it took Tina Estlin Page, one of our more reclusive journalists, to jolt it back into the forefront. She put forth the idea of reviewing the 2010 adaptation of Allen Ginsberg's controversial writing piece Howl, which was directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and stars James Franco as Ginsberg. And thus, the idea for this feature was born.
I'm going to call this new feature Book Vs. Film, but as you know, Howl is not a book at all, but a poem. Now, I'd love to actually call this a column, but I don't know with what sort of frequency we'll be able to keep up with. A lot of that will depend on you, the readers, and how well you respond to it. So here we go! - Dennis