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  1. How Harvey Pekar became one of David Lettermana s greatest recurring guestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    Harvey Pekar recounts his appearances on Letterman's show in the pages of "American Splendor." IT WAS ODD, a quirky approach, as if the comic bit, in the minds of the show's writers, could snidely be subtitled The Hoosier and the Loser.

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  2. Book Review: 'A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope':...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Huntington News

    ... just sent me this book (more about this later in the review). The graphic novel and later feature film "American Splendor" by Cleveland OH VA worker Harvey Pekar is another good one to read and get more than a laugh or two along with sage advice. ...

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  3. The Incredible "Saint Laurent" And 12 Other Must-See BiopicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Queerty

    ... name detailing his arduous years in Cuba and eventual escape to America. Based off Harvey Pekar's comic, American Splendor blended fiction and reality, featuring cameos from Pekar himself discussing what it was like to be portrayed by Paul Giamatti. ...

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  4. Danny Hoch Receives 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Heights; Prison Song; Some People; Subway Stories; The Thin Red Line; Whiteboys; Black Hawk Down; American Splendor; War Of The World;, Lucky You HBO Def Poetry; the film version of Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; We Own The Night; and Henry's Crime. ...

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  5. Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's OpeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Heights; Prison Song; Some People; Subway Stories; The Thin Red Line; Whiteboys; Black Hawk Down; American Splendor; War Of The World;, Lucky You HBO Def Poetry; the film version of Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; We Own The Night; and Henry's Crime. ...

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  6. No laughing matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Pekar, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, was known in comics circles for his autobiographical American Splendor comic books, which recounted what his 2010 New York Times obituary called "unvarnished stories of a depressed, aggrieved Everyman negotiating daily life in Cleveland." Because Pekar himself could not draw, he pulled in talented comic-book artists to illustrate his books.

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  7. Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award Next MonthRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Heights; Prison Song; Some People; Subway Stories; The Thin Red Line; Whiteboys; Black Hawk Down; American Splendor; War Of The World;, Lucky You HBO Def Poetry; the film version of Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; We Own The Night; and Henry's Crime. ...

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  8. The Best Comic Book Movie Of All Time, According To Patton OswaltRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Cinema Blend News

    ... superhero movie is Sam Raimi's 2004 Spider-Man 2 , he thinks that the best comic book movie of all time is American Splendor . Talking to Screen Junkies , Oswalt answered tons of awesomely geeky fan questions. When someone asked about the best comic ...

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  9. Top 10 films in CIFF's history: Cleveland International Film Festival 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Cleveland.com

    ... edition, here is a look at 10 of the most notable films to play here in the festival's first 38 years. 1. "American Splendor" (27th CIFF, 2003). Paul Giamatti expertly channels legendary Cleveland curmudgeon Harvey Pekar in Shari Springer Berman and ...

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  10. 'Allegiance' review: 'The Americans' comparison...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    ... two solid actors who have knocked around Hollywood for years: Tenafly native Davis ("About Schmidt," "American Splendor," and more recently a thankless role on "The Newsroom" ) and the always-likable Cohen, perhaps best known for "Gilmore Girls." ...

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  11. Paul Giamatti's "Billions" To Film In Park Slope Next WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Park Slope Stoop

    ... a biggie: A Showtime pilot about the financial world called Billions , starring Paul Giamatti ( Sideways , American Splendor ) and Damian Lewis ( Homeland ). is a fictional drama that takes a close look at the world of high finance by tracking the ...

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  12. The Madame Bovary Trailer Has Mia Wasikowska Taking on Another ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | ComingSoon.net

    ... this page. Also starring Rhys Ifans ( The Amazing Spider-Man , Notting Hill ), Paul Giamatti ( Sideways , American Splendor ), Ezra Miller ( The Perks of Being a Wallflower , We Need to Talk About Kevin ), Logan Marshall-Green ( Prometheus , Devil ...

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  13. Watch! Jason Statham in Wild Card trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | RTE.ie

    ... ( Six Days, Seven Nights ), Sofia Vergara ( Modern Family ), Jason Alexander ( Seinfeld ), Hope Davis ( American Splendor ), Milo Ventimiglia ( Heroes ) and Michael Angarano ( Almost Famous ). The script for Wild Card was written by double Oscar ...

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  14. Sundance 2015 Interview: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck on "Mississippi Grind"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... The Dardenne brothers. And then there's us [laughs]. There are wonderful teams out there, like the " American Splendor " duo [Robert Pulcini and Shari Stringer Berman]. They've been making movies for a little while as well. AB: I think a lot's ...

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  15. Ten Thousand Saints Review | Sundance 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Collider

    There's a lot to like about the new film from American Splendor and Girl Most Likely directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini , Ten Thousand Saints . The coming of age dramedy doesn't exactly break the mold when it comes to the genre, but there's a bounty of wonderful, funny supporting performances that make the film a fairly enjoyable experience.

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  16. Sundance red-carpet photos: Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Hailie...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... Henderson's '80s-set novel by the directing-writing team of Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor," SFF'03; "The Extra Man," SFF'10), made its premiere Friday, Jan. 23, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. After his ...

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  17. Sundance Premiere Slated for Film Adaptation of Ithaca College Professor's NovelRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Newswise

    ... and Robert Pulcini, who were previously nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "American Splendor." The cast features Ethan Hawke - just nominated himself for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Boyhood" - along with Emily ...

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  18. 'Second Avenue Caper': a heartfelt graphic novel about AIDS in the early '80sRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    ... her authorial collaborations with husband Harvey Pekar (1939-2010), whose long-running comic book series, "American Splendor" (1976-2008) broke ground for self-published autobiography, and whose late-'80s antics on "Late Night With David Letterman" ...

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  19. AIDS Crisis Through a Comics LensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Forward

    ... with Harvey? I'm a mature enough feminist not to fly off the handle. What Harvey was and what ["American Splendor"] was - I was very much a part of his success and the creative process. I essentially wrote "Our Cancer Year," and then I went back ...

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  20. Drug Smuggling During Early Years Of AIDS Epidemic Is Depicted In New Graphic NovelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Queerty

    Like a graphic novel companion to the film Dallas Buyers Club , Joyce Babner's Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague chronicles how an experimental AIDS treatment from Mexico, Ribavirin, was smuggled into New York during the 1980s. Brabner, widow to American Splendor legend Harvey Pekar, and artist Mark Zingarelli based their graphic novel on the experiences of Brabner's longtime friend Ray, a producer of drag shows and nurse, whose smuggling operation - driving an RV with compartments to stash the experimental drugs - was financed by selling marijuana with help from the mafia.

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