Category Archives: Classics

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 […]

Still on a Long, Strange Trip

I picked up a little flavor for the book’s next chapter from a flick called Magic Trip. It’s a fun documentary assembled from wacky footage of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters during their Day-Glo period, as immortalized by Tom Wolfe’s classic, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.   Kesey describes his coterie as “too young […]

In Which I Get Schooled by Mr. George Saunders

My book of George Saunders essays ran out this morning and I got sad. But then I remembered that I have a short story collection and his novella waiting for me at the public library, and I got happy again. Seriously, is there nothing this guy can’t make good? I devoured every piece in his […]