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To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

Dear James Joyce – It being Bloomsday and all, I just wanted to apologize for not having finished reading Ulysses. Again. I know, I know, this is totally ridiculous, not least of which because my own mother named me for one of your major characters...
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A Lost Interview with the Late Anthony Bourdain

A Lost Interview with the Late Anthony Bourdain

A previously unpublished interview with the remarkable Anthony Bourdain, who is probably the only man who ever uttered: “Dishwashing saved my life.” He will be missed.
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Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story

Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story

Daedalus Howell: A Star Wars Story finds me as Lando Calrissian’s PR guy, having somehow discredited myself as a reporter at the Dagobah Post Dispatch. I try to do something chivalrous for a slave girl and it turns out she's an undercover space cop for the New Republic.
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Art House Films for the Compleat Idiot

Art House Films for the Compleat Idiot

Before we discuss art house films, we must take a stroll: Long before the "Dummies" guides, there was How To Keep
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Happy Easter: How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny and Other Sunday Fun

Happy Easter: How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny and Other Sunday Fun

Of the many chocolate bunny torture-porn videos available on YouTube (and be assured, there are many), by far the most
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NYTimes: Garlington and Bertotti’s Paper Arch at the Smithsonian

NYTimes: Garlington and Bertotti’s Paper Arch at the Smithsonian

Congrats to pals Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti whose collaboration, "Paper Arch," figures prominently in “No Spectators: The Art of
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Year to the day

Year to the day

Last year, we stood here convincing ourselves we could make a movie. This year, that movie is in the can.
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How to Celebrate Pi Day Like Dr. Strangelove

How to Celebrate Pi Day Like Dr. Strangelove

In honor of Pi Day, the annual commemoration of the mathematical constant pi, or 3.14 (hence, March 14), below are
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Behold! The First Official Trailer for Our Indie Art House Feature Film Pill Head

Behold! The First Official Trailer for Our Indie Art House Feature Film Pill Head

This is how your author-auteur is celebrating #oscars2018 — We're releasing, for your consideration, the first trailer for our feature
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Everything You Need to Know About Conceptual Art But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Need to Know About Conceptual Art But Were Afraid to Ask

Marcel Duchamp has been a personal hero of mine since Orion Letizi and I managed to shoehorn the phrase "Nude Descending"
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Dateline Lumaville

Story Studio | Novels & Screenplays

My narrative works are part of an interconnected story universe.  They share characters and other preoccupations of their author-auteur — mainly neo-noir, sci-fi crime, the paranormal, pills, the Many Worlds Theory, the cultural irrelevance of Gen X and a dark but redemptive sense of humor. These worldbuilding endeavors are inspired by my experience as a small town reporter (Petaluma, CA — a.k.a. Lumaville) where I grew up, repatriated and recreate (dare I say improve) here.

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The Motion Picture Version of My Life

Cinema | Feature Film(s) & Short Subjects

Looming large on the topography of any story world is the veritable Everest of the feature film. Well, we’ve got one (Pill Head, now in post-production!). Join in as we finish our film and watch some early efforts — you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss five bucks goodbye…

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