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April 29, 2017

Christopher Walken: 1, Weeping Angels: 0

April 28, 2017

Otto West’s Guide to Succeeding At Ugly Americanism

It’s never been a better time to foster everyone else’s appreciation of your American roots while traveling abroad! America’s been featured prominently in the news lately, so you’ll want to capitalize on the heightened interest in all things American. One of the most exceptional cinematic examples of American awesomeness is Kevin Kline’s portrayal of Otto West in A Fish Called Wanda.
April 28, 2017

Dressing For Success: Casual Friday In Space Edition

April 3, 2017

Walking Dead Season 7 Finale Haiku: Tigers Are Awesome

Tigers don’t make good
pets. I still want one to eat
my enemies, though.
March 31, 2017

Gardening For Psychopaths

Ground covering plants make excellent camouflage when hiding freshly dug graves, particularly in one’s own backyard. Red Creeping Thyme (pictured above) is a particularly fun and ironically named choice for this purpose. While planting bodies is not a season-specific activity, bear in mind that this particular plant flowers only in late spring and early summer, so time your homicides accordingly.
March 31, 2017

Jungian Muppet Analysis: Type 1 – Animal With Shadow Beaker Tendencies

Jungian Muppet Analysis (which I just invented) is neither condoned by traditional Jungian analysts, nor by the Jim Henson Company, but more’s the pity. It so beautifully captures the intricate relationship between our outward-facing personality/conscious self and its subconscious shadow counterpart.
December 19, 2016

Vikings, and The Clash Between Clan and Cause

Wee bit obsessed with Vikings over here. (No, it’s not simply about the high hubba hubba factor, although that was a good guess…..) Prior to the Season 4 premiere, I was pondering why it feels so damn relevant. Given the current and horrendous political climate, following your heart over knee-jerk bloodline loyalty might feel awfully relevant to so many families and friends who’ve been ideologically pulled apart in these divisive times.
December 19, 2016

Lessons From The Godfather Of Gonzo Journalism

My latest piece on Tribeca Shortlist Outtake was inspired by the brilliant documentary Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Alex Gibney.  Thompson was and remains a hero of mine. Authentic swagger (which he seemed to have had in spades) is irresistible – and it’s not to be confused with insecure arrogance or empty boasting.  
October 28, 2016

From Childhood to Monsterhood in “Let The Right One In” and “The Witch”

VERY honored to be contributing to the Outtake blog over at Tribeca Shortlist.  Here’s my first piece:   Comedian Eddie Izzard has a brilliant monologue that poses the question, “Cake or death?”—a joke that hinges on how some choices are pretty obvious, or at least, a lot easier to swallow than their alternatives.
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October 22, 2016

The Exorcist S1 E5: Is There A Pedexorcist In The House?

Yes, yes….loved the huge twist on last night’s Exorcist, but the smaller nod to the original movie via the rotating big toe is being overlooked in the kerfuffle.   #IsThereAPedexorcistInTheHouse