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James Montgomery Flagg, c. 1896 (Library of Congress)

James Montgomery Flagg, c. 1896 (Library of Congress)

FILM REVIEWS / ARTICLES

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The Purge: Anarchy Takes Aim at the One Percent” – PopMatters (July 18, 2014)

“Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Parts I, II, III, and IV” – PopMatters

Under the Skin” – Film Journal International (April 3, 2014)

Noah and One Leaky Ark” – PopMatters (March 27, 2014)

The Stultifying Speeches of Monuments Men” – Short Ends & Leader (February 11, 2014)

The Academy Awards are Decadent and Depraved” – Short Ends & Leader (February 26, 2013)

What ‘True Romance’ Did for Tony Scott and Hollywood” – PopMatters (August 23, 2012)

The Sins of the Father in ‘2016: Obama’s America’” – PopMatters (August 23, 2012)

Another Movie Marvel: Joss Whedon directs super cast for conclave of comic-book heroes” – Film Journal International (April 25, 2012)

The Five Greatest Martin Scorsese Oddities” – Short Ends & Leader (March 6, 2012)

Movies 2011: American Gothic” – PopMatters (January 16, 2012)

The Tree of Life” – Film Journal International (May 25, 2011)

The Not-Quite-Lost Art of the Movie Poster” – Short Ends & Leader (April 6, 2011)


BOOK REVIEWS / ARTICLES

The 2009 Book that Foretold the Possible Collapse of Post-American Iraq” – Re:Print (June 19, 2014)

Dublin Writers Festival 2014: “Making Artful Fiction Out of History” / “The State of Crime” / “Where the Disappeared Lie” (May 2014)

The Ghosts of Wrath” – Barnes & Noble Review (April 16, 2014)

The Drowning Pool: When Great Writers Are Drunks” – PopMatters (March 10, 2014)

Best Books of 2013” – PopMatters (January 17, 2014)

Dallas 1963” – The Barnes & Noble Review (November 22, 2013)

Free to Be Depressed and Alone: George Packer’s The Unwinding” – The Millions (May 23, 2013)

Going Clear: Lawyers, Guns, Money, and Scientology” – PopMatters (February 20, 2013)

Woe Is Us: What’s the Matter with White People?” – PopMatters (October 11, 2012)

Those Grand, Wicked Futures: The Library of America’s ‘American Science Fiction Classics of the 1950s’” – The Millions (September 26, 2012)

Worlds Beyond Your Ken: A Guide to the Nebula Awards” – The Millions (May 14, 2012)

A Dance with Dragons” – The Barnes & Noble Review  (July 12, 2011)

Swamplandia Casts a Wicked Spell” – PopMatters (March 4, 2011)

The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard” – The Barnes & Noble Review (September 14, 2009)

Chronicling Catastrophe: Dave Eggers and the American Nonfiction Novel” – PopMatters (August 11, 2009)

War Without Warriors” – In These Times  (February 21, 2009)

What’s the Matter with Wal-Mart?” - Chicago Reader (February 9, 2006)

Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America Creates Alternate, Anti-Semitic U.S. History” – Yahoo! (June 5, 2005)

Battle Lines: A Selection of Books That Look at War Through the Eyes of Those Who Wrote About It” – Chicago Tribune (January 16, 2000)

William Gibson’s All Tomorrow’s Parties” – Chicago Tribune (November 28, 1999)


TV/DVD REVIEWS / ARTICLES

Sadness Like Shrapnel: The Killing: Season One” – PopMatters (March 22, 2012)

Oh, Indeed: The Wire and False Choices” – Channel Surfing (March 8, 2012)

Community: The Second Season Damns the Torpedoes” – PopMatters (September 27, 2011)

Heat: Special Edition” – Film Threat (February 22, 2005)

The Wire: The Complete First Season” – Slant Magazine (October 19, 2004)

Clerks: Tenth Anniversary Edition” – Slant Magazine (September 9, 2004)


COMICS / GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEWS

Jerusalem: Where We Are Today” – PopMatters (June 8, 2012)

Hark! A Vagrant Tops 2011 PW Comics Week Critics Poll” – PW Comics Week (January 10, 2012)

Blue Pills – Absolutely Lovely” – PW Comics Week (February 12, 2008)

Kafka” – Bookslut (June 2007)

Locas: Graphic Novel of the Year” – Yahoo! (June 2, 2005)


OTHER WRITING

The Replacements: September 15, 2013” – PopMatters (October 4, 2013)

Liquid City: Hollywood’s Love Affair with NYC’s Iconic Watering Holes” – Where Guestbook (2013 edition)

President Obama and the Long Fade” – PopMatters (November 4, 2010)

Slice of Heaven” – Where New York (October 2008)


IN THE MEDIA

Silver Screen Travel” – Luxury Travel Mavens (February 2, 2013)

Writers, Directors Fear the Sci-Fi Label” – Wired (April 12, 2007)

On Ray Bradbury’s birthday” – Maud Newton (August 22, 2006)