Posts by Mike Gravagno

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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Movie of the Year: 1999 – Magnolia

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Movie of the Year- 1999: Magnolia The Taste Buds discuss the 1999 movie Magnolia! Can a 26-year-old director spin numerous vignettes into the top of the bracket? Have you considered that 26-year-old was G.D. P.T. Andersen? Join Greg as he leads Mike and Ryan in discussions about the volume of theme, volume in general, Brad’s braces, the realtionship of the…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK 27: DOUG DECHOW AND JASON MORPHEW LIVE!

Another edition of Writers’ Block Live! Back in May, Mike sat down with nonfiction writer Doug Dechow and poet Jason Morphew to talk about research into one’s own family, separating fact from fantasy, the allure of isolation, lyric poetry and much more! Doug Dechow is researching and writing a book about his grand-uncle Harry Dale Park, who…

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Movie of the Year: 1999-Fight Club

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Movie of the Year: 1999 Fight Club The Taste Buds tackle the 1999 film Fight Club! The story of a loser dreaming up a dreamy best friend that becomes his mortal enemy (spoiler alert!) is classic nineties, and the Taste Buds dig into the nitty gritty of David Fincher’s follow up to Se7en. If you’re looking…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 25: SCIENCE MIKE

ASK SCIENCE MIKE

It’s another Catalyst crossover episode! Taryn from Catalyst and your intrepid WB host Mike sit down at Chapman Crafted with Science Mike with questions about introversion and extroversion, his writing process, his podcasting history, and why it’s smart to stay away from mind-altering substances until you’re 26 Mike McHargue AKA Science Mike is an author,…

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Movie of the Year: 1999 – The Battle Begins

Movie of the Year

Movie of the Year: 1999 Welcome to the inaugural episode of Pop Filter’s newest series, Movie of the Year! We’re on the hunt to find the best film of each and every year, in the only way that matters: brackets. Join Greg, Mike, and Ryan, as they discuss what makes a film matter now vs when…

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