Posts by Mike Gravagno

Movie of the Year: 2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movie of the Year 2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Taste Buds discuss the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Greg leads Mike and Ryan through discussions covering Charlie Kaufmann’s evolution as a screenwriter, the nature of memory, and where the film stands on relationships in general. Plus, the Buds build…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK 31: MATHIEU CAILLIER, MICHELLE BRITTAN ROSADO, AND STEVEN SANCHEZ LIVE!

Writers’ Block Live! MATHIEU CAILLIER, MICHELLE BRITTAN ROSADO,  STEVEN SANCHEZ To celebrate the launch of Steven Sanchez’s first full-length poetry book, Phantom Tongue, Mike sits down with Steven, Michelle Brittan Rosado, and Mathieu Cailler to talk about the process of putting a book together, how one manages to keep making love poems interesting, the power of…

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The OCD Episode 12: Thanksgiving!

Ryan Goes Home

THE OCD 12: Thanksgiving!   Mike and Ryan review A Very The O.C.  Thanksgiving with the help of their friend Books from the Unnatural 20s! It’s the first of many of Ryan’s favorite holidays, and he’s worried his mom Mike isn’t good in the kitchen, so Books, Cassie, and Taylor take over cooking. Meanwhile Mike has to go…

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The OCD Episode 11: Ryan & Marissa’s First Date

THE OCD 11: Ryan & Marissa’s First Date  Mike and Ryan review the tenth episode of The O.C.  with the help of their friend Katelynn from the Unnatural 20s. It’s time for another yacht party! With the new workload, Mike becomes worried about Ryan’s professional relationship with Katelynn. Ryan spots Taylor and Greg together, and becomes…

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Movie of the Year: 1999- Finale Part 2

Movie of the Year

Movie of the Year 1999: The Final Battle The Taste Buds enter the final rounds of the 1999 Bracket! In a knockout- friend ruining no holds-barred tussle, Greg leads Mike and Ryan through the gauntlet. The surviving movies are Toy Story 2, Magnolia,  Eyes Wide Shut and Being John Malkovich, meaning everything from animation to sexuality, to marriage, and the…

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Movie of the Year: 1999- Finale Part 1

Movie of the Year

Movie of the Year 1999: The Beginning of the End The Taste Buds enter Round 2 of the 1999 Bracket. Will American Beauty dark horse its way into the next round? Can an animated movie like Toy Story 2 go up against actual movies with actual people? Will Tom Cruise strangle Tom Cruise while hanging off…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK 29: PEN AMERICA EMERGING VOICES LIVE!

Emerging Voices

Writers’ Block Live! PEN America Emerging Voices We have a very special Writers’ Block Live for you! Mike sat down with two of PEN America’s Emerging Voices Fellows, Natalie Misling Man and Ron L. Dowell, and the Emerging Voices Fellowship Manager, Amanda Fletcher, to talk about their experience with the program and the upcoming application deadline!…

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