1. Amid Amidi:
This week was supposed to be the release date of my biography about artist, animator and director Ward Kimball. However, my publisher, Chronicle Books, hasn’t even sent the book to the printer yet. To put it bluntly, it has been stonewalled . . . .2. Saudi Arabia:
Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.3. Death of film:
In June, director Martin Scorsese tried to show his 1993 film The Age of Innocence at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese's editor for the past 40 years and a three-time Oscar winner, called Grover Crisp, the senior VP of asset management at Sony, for a 35mm print. But Sony not only didn't have a print, it couldn't even make one.4. I usually hate virtual joystick games, but my favorite iOS game is FIFA 2013, currently marked down to $3 at iTunes. Highly recommended.
5. Louie season 1 and 2 Blu-rays are heavily marked down at Amazon. ($8-$12.50.)
6. Also at Amazon is a large selection of ugly sweaters.