Monday, March 26, 2018

Introduction in Forthcoming Book

I wrote the introduction to this new Stark House Press edition of two Lionel White novels originally published in the late 1950s. The book is due to be released this July.




Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Introduction in Forthcoming Book

I wrote the introduction to this new Stark House Press edition of two Orrie Hitt novels that were originally published between 1959-60. The book is due out sometime between this April and June.



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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Year in Writing 2017

In 2017, 15 of my feature pieces on books, music, and film were published, in addition to a smattering of reviews of releases from those same media. Some highlights included two instances in which I interviewed the artists behind new works in music and film, and a book that was published which includes a segment written by me.

For the It's Psychedelic, Baby blog I interviewed DJ and music archivist Sheila Burgel about the compilation she put together: Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl-Pop.



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For Macmillan Publishing's Criminal Element blog, I interviewed filmmaker Anna Biller about her release The Love Witch.




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Late in the year, the book Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture 1950 to 1980 was published. My feature piece on the work and life of beatnik-era author John Trinian is included in the anthology.















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Over the course of the year I wrote a series of page to screen articles for Criminal Element, comparing acclaimed movies to the novels on which they're based.








link to all of my posts for Criminal Element


Finally, I reviewed a variety of music, book, and film releases, including Tom Mes's new book on Japanese actress and singer Meiko Kaji, and Criterion Collection's deluxe edition of D.A. Pennebaker's documentary film of the Monterey Pop music festival.