I Owe An Excuse (2019/09/11 08:00)
What's the difference between an appreciation of something and making excuses for it?
Fallings From Grace (2019/07/13 02:00)
My Dale Peck problem.
The Case For Preferring Older Books (2019/04/04 05:00)
You miss out on less than you think.
But Who Am I To Be Critical? (2018/02/01 08:00)
When you look at something, you have to be willing to not pretend that it needs to be great in order to justify anything.
It's A Living (2018/01/06 05:00)
If written fiction's becoming nothing but a prelude to adaptation, what's that mean for written fiction itself?
Grindhouse Vs. Arthouse Vs. My House (2017/10/03 07:00)
On schlock being useful without the love of it becoming its own snobbism.
Me First (2017/08/01 07:00)
I like to write about other peoples' work, but I write my own work first.
Listen Without Prejudice Dept. (2016/01/23 11:00)
How to hear them out when they say you're wrong.
Plugging One's Ears Dept. (2016/01/19 10:00)
On ignoring bad advice, part two.
Hunting High And Low Dept. (2015/09/26 01:00)
Different art, different critical standards? Maybe not.
Big Ticket Dept. (2015/07/10 11:00)
On taking superhero movies seriously (because billion-dollar box office isn't serious enough, I guess).
This And $2.50 Gets You A Ride On The Subway Dept. (2013/12/22 10:00)
On why both giving and interpreting good criticism are dying arts.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind