I consider myself a football agnostic. Outside of the Todd Road Thanksgiving Bowl, I never played the sport as a kid. The liberal arts college I attended didn’t have a football program. Though I follow the […]
Category: Serious Literature
Katniss Everdeen: Good Marxist?
The history of all heretofore existing Hunger Games is the history of class struggles. In the post-apocalyptic book and film series, an unfettered bourgeois ruling class known as The Capitol subjugates the larger proletariat population of […]
An EXCLUSIVE Excerpt from Jonathan Franzen’s New Novel “Purity”
If the beautiful, perfect heart in the chest of Philip Roth ever stops beating, which it shouldn’t, Jonathan Franzen will become the greatest living American novelist. When news broke yesterday that Mr. Franzen’s new novel, Purity, […]
Who Will Be Our Next Misogynist Monster?
The ever-cresting wave of misogyny currently sweeping the American cultural landscape presses on, gaining momentum by the second, and it may not crash until its mass assures the drowning of every empathy-capable person in this […]
READ MY NOVEL NOW: Chill or Fraud? Chapter Two
For reasons previously iterated, I will be serializing my novel, Chill or Fraud?, in its entirety on this blog. You can read the latest version of the novel’s second chapter, “Gentrified Brooklyn,” by clicking the words below […]
Should Lena Dunham Have to Pay Her Art Slaves?
The question of proper monetary compensation for artists should have precisely nothing to do with Lena Dunham, whom is neither an artist nor a person raised by artists, but her momentary association has–albeit inadvertently–injected a semblance […]
READ MY NOVEL NOW: Chill or Fraud? Chapter One
For reasons previously iterated, I will be serializing my novel, Chill or Fraud?, in its entirety on this blog. You can read the latest version of the novel’s first chapter, “I,” by clicking the words below this […]
SNEAK PREVIEW: The Cover of My Novel
I have spent the better part of the last decade working in secret on a novel titled Chill or Fraud?, a fierce examination of the evolving definition of authenticity in the modern world. Having completed composition […]
My Howard Zinn Highlight Reel
The incalculable importance of Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States cannot be expressed in words, so this sentence ends here. Anyone who has read the book should understand, anyone who hasn’t should read it […]