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Costumes: Part II

As a followup to my award’s season post: As for the costumes, I imagine that the Academy Award already has Sandy Powell’s name on it, and has been shoved in a drawer until she can swing by and pick it … Continue reading

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Towards a Better Best Costume Oscar

Here come the old, irrelevant Oscars again with all their snubs, lauds, and scandals.  My favorite performance of the year (go Ralph!) wasn’t nominated but pretty much no one’s was.  Like any good critic I get less enthused about the little … Continue reading

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Thing One and Thing Two: Thoughts on modern horror, FX films, and CGI

Horror can be very comforting. At some of the lowest points of my life I have often burrowed my way into a Lovecraft collection or Stephen King novel.  Perhaps it’s the schadenfreude factor (the ability to take comfort in the misery … Continue reading

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“Something is terribly wrong!”

Halloween may have passed but as the year begins to wind down, here are a few literary finds that jive with the coming season of raw cold : From the Toast: How to Tell if You’re in a Gothic novel (your … Continue reading

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News

Just a pair of newsworthy items in case you missed it: 1) My short story, “The Burned Man” (slated to appear in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #159) can now be purchased at Weightless Books. 2) A reprint of my short story “Father Peña’s … Continue reading

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75 Years of Wrath (and more!)

There have been some lovely literary items floating around in recent days. NPR is doing a series called “Letters of Note” which, if you love words, you would do well to check out. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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Testing….

…blog inception in progress….

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