The Los Angeles Review and Bat Thumbs

The Los Angeles Review’s website has finally, with newborn wings, flown the nest. Fly with it. The Fall 2009 Issue, No. 6, will be released into the wild Nov. 1. *

Speaking of wings, bats have them. They also have a short curved claw called a “bat thumb.” Along with the bat’s toes, the bat thumb helps the little flying mammal hang upside-down and climb. Bat Thumb  is also the name of a 30-minute parody of Batman created by director Steve Oedekerk. The film’s characters are live-action, costumed thumbs, with the actors’ faces and voices superimposed.

 

*I’ve been the LA Review‘s nonfiction editor since February 2009.

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