Category Archives: Adaptations

Glenn Gould Is My Keyboard Cat

As I get closer to finishing a full first draft I’m finding it hard to turn my brain off. Not that I’m complaining; it’s a privilege and a joy to have the muse dictate words to me, and I’ll take them where and when she feels like it! But it can be hard to power […]

Frankenwho and a What, Now?

First came Frankenfont, now Frankenstein remixed! Once again, I need to get a fancy friend to loan me their iPad so that I can check out what looks like a beautiful new interpretation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. Frankenstein is a perfect candidate for adaptation, especially into new media, for obvious reasons. I mean, the whole […]

In Which I Go Gaga over Steal Like An Artist

Austin Kleon’s new book, Steal Like An Artist, is out now. Do yourself a favor and go get a copy right now. (In case you’re wondering, I am neither a corporate shill, nor do I stand to gain any commissions based on the following fawning review.) I hope Steal Like An Artist becomes a classic […]

The Moby Dick Variations

Just listened to the latest episode of NPR’s Studio 360, about Melville’s Moby Dick and the artists and writers who love it. It was full of ideas ideas that touched me right where I’m working. My two favorite bits are about what you can learn from taking on a masterpiece. First the playwright Tony Kushner […]