You are undoubtedly familiar with Dawn Taylor; she’s a longtime friend of the Rick Emerson Show, and is, truly, one of the funniest people on God’s green earth. She’s written for such publications as The Portland Tribune and The DVD Journal, and can currently be read at Cinematical.com and Movies.com.
Mike Russell is a writer, film critic, essayist, cartoonist, renaissance man, and scarily-smart collector/user of intimidatingly-large words. His writing appears in The Oregonian, as well as online at CulturePulp.com.
This weekend, Dawn and Mike are my guests on Outlook Portland. They’ll discuss writing, writers, the evolution of journalism, and the myriad pros and cons of being a professional film critic. They’ll also fight a near-constant battle to retain their composure in the face of ever escalating dorkdom — most notably when Mike Russell lists off a series of minor Star Wars characters…all of whom have names that sound like gastrointestinal ailments.