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)
It’s not about me. It’s about us. Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: Gay Pride Month, Juneteenth, and July 4th
We like stuff! Yes we do!
We like stuff! How ’bout you? Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: Rave vs. Review vs. Recommendation
An exploration into the terminus of literary modernism. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 3: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART III
Some initial thoughts on The Combinations by Louis Armand. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 1: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART I
The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth) or 90s nostalgia (Lost Highway, Outside, and Earthling), Bowie has been instrumental to me personally as a taste-maker. He led me down strange avenues and provided the raw material for discovery and aesthetic experimentation. Embryo My fascinating with David Bowie began early. I can still remember the first Bowie album I bought, sometime in the Nineties. It was a CD of Tonight (1984), an album even Bowie … Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste