Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker living in Durham, NC with his wife Lana and cat Busey. His short films FOODIE and LIYANA, ON COMMAND have won several awards at film festivals across the US. His fiction appears in The Avalon Literary Review, Pulp Modern, Thuglit, and Zymbol, to name a few. In 2013, he was a finalist for Best Short Fiction in Short Story America and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes for 2014. His novel Dirtbags was published in April 2014, and HASHTAG will be published by 280 Steps in May, 2015. A full list of credits can be found at erykpruitt.com.
This is the weekend where we examine the impact great fathers have made upon history. From the Bible, where the landscape is littered with the actions of fathers. Who could forget the long walk Abraham and his son took in […]
Somewhere out there, evil elves cackle with glee every time the Muzak supervisor at the mall pops in the Christmas CD, the same Christmas CD that every other mall uses, every other supermarket, every other elevator, every other… because they […]
Ever run into a person from New York City? Certainly you haven’t run into anyone from New York City, but rather someone who, after leaving their farming village or mid-level, mundane existence in some random suburb across the United States who […]
In order to prevent taking sides and to represent a “fair and balanced” point of view, it is only fair that we follow up any Top Ten Lists representing one group with a Top Ten List representing the other. And, […]
Yes, he loves you. This I know. But churching and gospel singers and hymnals do not own the market on songs of the Christian leader. In fact, many rock and rollers and blues musicians have found that Bible-thumping keeps pretty […]
Just recently, the latest Dell commercial began with the post-Brit invasion guitar licks and nasal whine of The Strange Boys, an awesome band from Austin Dallas, Texas and my first reaction was surprise. Somebody at Dell has some goddamn taste! […]
It could be argued that Huddie Ledbetter, also known to the world as Leadbelly, was one of the most influential musicians of all time. While his songs, at the time of his death, were not number one sellers or tearing […]
You know the old saying — you’ve probably heard it before: “Don’t worry… it happens to everyone.” At that point and time, you don’t believe it. You can’t believe it. Has everyone really been lying there in the dark with […]
Art is mighty, art is powerful. Many arguments have been called over the years about what most powers inspiration for art. The Greeks found their inspiration in their Muses. The Romantics sprang forth from nature. As medicines developed in the […]
On the eve of Johnny Cash’s 80th birthday, there are several appropriate ways to commemorate the event. You could dress in black, program playlists on the iPod full of old country and gospel standards, or you could find where the Johnny […]
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