CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: SOME THOUGHTS ON DUNE (2021)

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: SOME THOUGHTS ON DUNE (2021) Neither a “hot take” nor a full-blown movie review, this essay is more inchoate and formless. More a chance to ruminate on the current blockbuster. Media analysis at its most impressionistic; less a … Continue reading CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: SOME THOUGHTS ON DUNE (2021)

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TOP THREE: BANGERS: NUMBER 2: “Jesus Built My Hotrod,” by Ministry

Personal, subjective rankings with a short commentary. (KEΦAΛHΞΘ aka) Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs Sire (1992) I must have discovered “Jesus Built My Hotrod” via the Butthole Surfers. In this propulsive, maniacal banger … Continue reading TOP THREE: BANGERS: NUMBER 2: “Jesus Built My Hotrod,” by Ministry

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Wednesday Poetry Corner: Junk by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

“Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume. He explores, once again, what it is to be Native American and gay in the United States at that weird moment in history prior to the pandemic.” Continue reading Wednesday Poetry Corner: Junk by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

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Reflections in Gold and Mud: Monstrosity, Agency, and Stability in Early Modern Europe

An essay exploring agency and identity of “freaks” in early modern Europe. Continue reading Reflections in Gold and Mud: Monstrosity, Agency, and Stability in Early Modern Europe

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