A Wee Bit of Pain in the Gulliver: Kubrick, the Moon, a B-52, The Shining, the Hollyweird Blacklist, a Headache

For a man who made only a dozen major motion pictures (sadly, he died before the final edit of Eyes Wide Shut), Stanley Kubrick was a Hollyweird…


Notes on the Tucson Poetry Festival

Tucson recently held its 35th annual Tucson Poetry Festival, sponsored by the University of Arizona. I didn't go. In the 20 years I lived in Tucson,…


The Crown Seasons 1-4: Surprisingly Good

With Britain entering another pandemic lockdown at the beginning of January, I had little choice but to indulge in the small screen. I decided to…


Mad and Magic: A Review of Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski

Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski (HarperCollins Publishers, 2002) Love is a Dog from Hell features Charles Bukowski’s poems from 1974…


In Praise of Evil

The words “uncomfortable” and “unsafe” occupy positions of unquestionable power. To ignore them, when they are deployed, amounts to heresy, to…


The Mandalorian: A Great Adventure

With the hilariously flawed and downright disappointing sequel trilogy already forgotten, the Star Wars franchise needed to prove itself worthy of…


Donald Trump: A Wholesome Dr. Mabuse

I want Donald Trump to be Caesar. I want him to be Napoleon. I would love to see the day when he, the descendant of King Christian I of Denmark,…


Liminal Spaces: A Review of The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall

The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall (Fly on the Wall Press, 2020) Macau is a liminal space in at least two senses. First, it is a former colony of…


Beyond “Saturnz Barz”

When Gorillaz entered the music scene in 2001, they made history as well as hit songs. As one of the world’s first “virtual bands,” the group is made…


Where to, Pal? A Review of 6 to 6 by Mather Schneider

6 to 6 by Mather Schneider (Terror House Press, 2020) Mather Schneider, an American writer now residing in Mexico, once made his living driving a…