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A Question for Existence: a review of Stranger Will by Caleb J. Ross

"Reading Stranger Will" ©2011 Kristin Fouquet
Having loved Ross’ collection of short stories, Charactered Pieces, I greatly anticipated reading his first novel. I was not disappointed. Again, he takes the reader out of his or her comfort zone. The theme of this book reminded me of a strange incident. In the fall of 2003, I was seven months pregnant with my first child when I visited San Francisco for the fourth time. In the previous three trips, I noticed the homeless population, but didn’t dwell too long on the issue as I live in a city with a similar problem. However, this time, I became acutely aware of a deep hatred by many of the homeless for pregnant women and parents in general. I was verbally harassed by a couple of homeless men and given a roundhouse kick to the shin by a homeless woman. I was among the despised, a group many called “breeders.”This prompted many thoughts for me about cruelty and a desire to end a species. I thought of pregnant victims like Sharon Tate…

New York, New York

"Inverted American Flag on Balcony: NY 2011" Copyright 2011 kristin fouquet

I spent a lovely two days in New York City and this is my short movie based on three stolen hours I obtained on a sleep-deprived morning after a missed flight. Obviously, the city has been widely documented and this is only my humble view, but I hope I gave it the homage it respects. It is in high-def and should be easily viewable in full screen. Click here.

39th Annual Home and Garden Tour featuring Artists in Residence

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA) announces a new spin on the annual Home and Garden Home Tour called "Artists in Residence" on May 15th noon-4pm.

The participating artists live in the historic Faubourg Marigny Rectangle will open their homes, studios, and gardens. Among these will be renowned painters George Rodrigue and James Michalopoulos; award-winning filmmakers Jim Gabour, producer/director of the Grammy nominated film Flow with Terence Blanchard, and of the worldwide No. 1 music DVD, "Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans" ; Glen Pitre, author, director, playwright, and screenwriter celebrated 25 yrs of Belizaire the Cajun, Hurricane on the Bayou, Cigarettes & Nylons and continues to collaborate with wife Michele Benoit in a variety of medias; authors Troy Gilbert (Dinner with Tennessee Williams), Jerry Edgar (The Café Degas Cookbook), and David Lummis (The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans), with additional local authors including Mich…

Morning 40 Federation at Pulp Metal Magazine

"40 Ounce" copyright 2011 kristin fouquet

I'm pleased as punch to have my short film with introduction published by Pulp Metal Magazine, one of the most eclectic places on the web. Enjoy the great writing there as well. Thanks, Jason Michel.

The Night Gardener

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