Pop Culture, Entertainment, Relationship Advice, Satire, Fiction -- all at Arriviste Press

For reasons within and beyond our control, Arriviste Press has ceased to exist as an ongoing publishing entity. Managing Editor R A Miller has left for other creative pursuits, and the legions of talented writers and contributors who helped make this site remotely entertaining during the past five years have all assumed much better jobs than the ones they had here. We intend on supplying team building excercises for anyone that is interested, Best part about it? It's free.

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Baby Makes Three:
Arriviste Press' Third Title Due May 15th
The Adventures of the Pisco Kid, the sick, sarcastic, satirical sibling of Life As a Loser and My Friend W officially hits store shelves in mid-May -- but word from the underground is that copies are already available on Amazon.Read an excerpt of Michael Standaert's dark comedy about a reluctantly over-achieving rodent exterminator here, and check out an interview with the author (interviewed by, well, the author, of all people) here.

Three Close-Ups at a Good Moment:
Carice van Houten in Black Book
Paul Verhoeven's World War II era masterpiece Black Book owes much of its success to the nimble and delicate performance of its leading lady Carice van Houten. For the role of a young Jewish war survivor who joins a Dutch resistance group after barely escaping a massacre that claims the lives of her family, van Houten chose to play the complex character of Rachel Stein with a naive blitheness that registers as a tour de force performance.

Read van Houten's chat with Arriviste Regular Cole Smithey here.

Quick Hits
Yayyy! Quick Hits is back and again spreading the love to all our inked-up, hair-mussed, indie rocker friends.This month we feature a super-stuffed edition of the Hits with tracks from Explosions in the Sky, Cynthia Mason, Prosser, My Teenage Stride, and Minmae -- and as always our music files are free and legal to download, so have a blast without sweatin' the RIAA.

With Alternadad, Neal Pollack Gets Real
"Hipster parents have always been around, and now an entire generation has reproduced and there's a debate over whether to give up your pre-parent identity when you have a kid. There's an unwillingness to give in to mainstream kiddie culture, so parents are playing movies, TV and music that they like to their kids, and it's a very mild cultural rebellion," says Pollack in an interview with Arriviste regular Carl Kozlowski. Read more about Pollack's identity crisis (or lack thereof) here.

February 2007

Winning Isn't Anything:

Caltech's men's basketball team cracks a 22-year losing streak...

"You're congratulating me, but really, for what? We're still 1 and 207," Beavers Coach Roy Dow commented after the team's win against Bard.

Well, maybe they're losers in the statistical sense of the word, but Arriviste regular Carl Kozlowski figures if the typical NCAA athlete logged as many hours of study time as the Caltech Beavers, you'd see a few more 200-loss basketball programs.

Quick Hits
Yayyy! Quick Hits is back and again spreading the love to all our inked-up, hair-mussed, indie rocker friends.This month we feature tracks from Polly Panic, The Popo, The Memory Band, and The Silent Years -- and as alwaysour music files are free and legal to download, so have a blast without sweatin' the RIAA.