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Dec 18 2014 Posted by in entertainment, humor, multimedia, news | Comments Off on Important Question? podcast

Important Question? podcast

What would convince you to eat another human being? This is our first topic on a new must-listen podcast: Important Question? where we explore and debate such taboos with the profundity and absurdity and hilarity they warrant. Ensuing episodes will examine other grey areas soaking in our collective grey matter, like, I dunno … ruining […]

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Dec 30 2013 Posted by in entertainment, other voices, writing | 4 comments

Favorite Reads of 2013

I managed to consume 32 books this year. Most came from small presses, and were quite good. Plenty has already been said about the big titles, so I focus on reviewing the underserved authors worthy of your attention. Because I’m lucky to get my book recommendations from readers with similar tastes (and because my to-read […]

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May 15 2013 Posted by in entertainment, humor | Comments Off on Gas Up the Stair Car

Gas Up the Stair Car

I was gonna do this whole post about evolving media distribution, and how I dig the new Netflix model because it allows me to shotgun series the way I prefer. But I already pretty much covered that with my House of Cards write-up over at ManArchy. And really, I’m such an Arrested Development fanboy that […]

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Aug 16 2012 Posted by in entertainment, music, news, writing | 4 comments

Books and Booze interview

Combining two of my favorite things into one of my favorite new podcasts. Sensing that some of their former guests (though entertaining and knowledgeable) had been far too sober given its namesake, for my appearance this week, I took it upon myself to lower my inhibitions, articulation, grammatical skill, and possibly good judgment by way […]

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Aug 08 2012 Posted by in entertainment, multimedia, news, writing | Comments Off on Telecine column at ManArchy

Telecine column at ManArchy

I’m contributing semi-regularly to a new column at ManArchy Magazine called Telecine. The term itself describes the process of transferring film to tape or disk. Of course, it also sounds like a cool amalgamation of “television” and “cinema,” which will be my areas of focus. Expect articles covering movie trends, retrospectives, witty observations about screens […]

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May 29 2012 Posted by in entertainment, music, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Video: Winebox and fiction reading

Video: Winebox and fiction reading

Czar Bar, Kansas City, 5/24/12 (“$@!# Authors Say” event). To warm things up, Winebox performed our very first show. I already had a camera set up for the readings, so I thought we should go ahead and record a live showcase video as well. Here are some selections for you: Somewhere in between readings by […]

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Jul 06 2010 Posted by in entertainment, news, other voices | Comments Off on The Velvet Podcast 006

The Velvet Podcast 006

Episode 6: Jennifer’s Lost Overboard Body: Cinemuck Boogaloo, part of The Velvet Podcast series is now live for your enjoyment. I handle the hosting duties, featuring panelists Stephen Graham Jones, Logan Rapp, and Jesse Lawrence in a conversation about the big and small screens, both as consumers and creators, cinners and cineastes wading through the […]

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Feb 05 2010 Posted by in entertainment | Comments Off on TV By the Numbers

TV By the Numbers

TV By the Numbers

The Hawthorne effect suggests that a subject that’s aware it’s being observed will alter its behavior accordingly, that the act of study itself can taint results. When I was contacted by Nielsen to participate in an eight-day study of television viewing habits for sweeps week, my mind immediately fantasized of staging a coup upon all […]

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Dec 31 2009 Posted by in entertainment | Comments Off on The Golden Flix Awards 2009

The Golden Flix Awards 2009

Hard to believe this is my fourth annual offering. After an exhaustive amount of deliberation, below you’ll find this year’s winners and runners-up, ready to populate your Netflix queue with months of quality entertainment. The usual disclaimers apply. Though I’ve seen nearly 100 new movies this year, mostly on home video (so a few of […]

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Jun 01 2009 Posted by in entertainment, humor | 2 comments

Trite Tropes

Cinema is a language with its own conventions. The audience must be familiar with certain patterns, even unconsciously, for the transfer of visuals to register properly. Establishing a scene with a wide shot to get our bearings, not crossing the 180-degree axis, keeping the flow of action moving in a single screen direction – folks […]

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