A few years ago I wrote an essay about the history of powerviolence, an obscure sub-subgenre of punk rock that originated on the West Coast but has since spread to … Continue reading Powerviolence, or How to Play Punk with a Hammer
My newest “Outside Art” column is up @ Quiet Lunch, looking at Alok Vaid-Menon’s recent performance in Chicago.
I’ve got a new article posted at the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy: “Facebook is a media company, but what’s a media company?” When Facebook says that it’s a … Continue reading New article for the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy
When I completed grad school in 2015, I was awarded a Media Studies Award from Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press) for my work in cult cinema. After nearly three years … Continue reading Cult Cinema Bibliography
I have a new column for Quiet Lunch, “Outside Art.” My first entry is on Chicago’s Intuit Museum of Outsider Art. Compared to the usual culture-media pipeline, I’m not writing … Continue reading New Column for Quiet Lunch
Hey! Check out this promotional video I scripted for World Business Chicago. Voiceover by Bill Kurtis.
I’m excited to announce that I’m now a board member for High Concept Labs! We’re an arts service organization based in Chicago with a mission to support artists and facilitate … Continue reading High Concept Labs
Got another call from MEL Magazine based on some of the first-person narratives I provided last year regarding how my wife and I worked our way out of $100,000 in … Continue reading Financial advice for MEL Magazine
I’ve almost always kept a running list of the books I read, but this year I decided to go Full Nerd. I used Google Sheets to log each book I’ve … Continue reading Full Nerd: 2017 in Books
I have a new article at the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy on the ethics of fake news: In our Orwellian mediaverse, where doublespeak masquerades as hashtags and trending … Continue reading We should hold ourselves responsible for “fake news”
A few months ago I spoke with writer Matt Alderton providing some not-for-tourist travel destinations in Chicago for USA Today. Read the full piece here and read my contributions below:
World Nomads is currently running a travel writing contest for a two-week trip to the Balkans. Comes with free flights, €1000 for a 10-day tour, apparel, a train pass and mentoring … Continue reading Two-week trip to the Balkans? Count me in