Read “’Not a Self-Portrait’: Lynne Sachs’ ‘Film About a Father Who’ Unspools the Collateral Damage of a Problematic Father” in the Los Angeles Review of Books

I’m proud to publish my first essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books, a review of Lynne Sachs’ new documentary, “Film About a Father Who,” now available on the Criterion Channel.

“Film About a Father Who” raises tough questions about what it means for a filmmaker to make a documentary about their own problematic father.

The essay can be found in the “BLARB” section. Thanks so much for reading!

Read “The Usonian Interviews, No. 8: Writer and Literary Translator Lin King” in The Usonian

This week in The Usonian, check out my latest newsletter interview, this time with the amazingly talented writer and literary translator Lin King. We talk about her writing process, working with time in narrative, and her much-lauded short story, “Appetite”! 

Make sure to subscribe to The Usonian so you don’t miss an update.

Listen to “Mulholland Drive with Harrison Blackman and Renegade Film Theory” on the Film at Fifty podcast

Thrilled to once again appear on the excellent “Film at Fifty” podcast alongside Nick from Renegade Film Theory just in time for spooky season.

This time we discuss David Lynch’s masterpiece, “Mulholland Drive,” and we really unpack THAT espresso scene.

Listen to the podcast here, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Read “The many faces of Cyprus” in The Cyprus Files, a newsletter series from The Usonian

Check out the second installment of “The Cyprus Files,” my series of posts reflecting on Cyprus and my Fulbright year on the island.

This week’s post narrates a dramatic tale of the Crusades and how it illuminates the eclectic influences on the Cypriot built environment.

Thanks for reading, and if you are interested in more dispatches from the island of Aphrodite delivered directly to your inbox, be sure to subscribe!

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Read “This is Cyprus” in The Cyprus Files, a new limited newsletter series from The Usonian

I just published the first issue of The Cyprus Files, the new channel of my Substack newsletter dedicated to my Fulbright experiences and observations from the divided island nation in the Mediterranean. The introductory post gives a brief overview of Cypriot history and its present context.

Stay tuned and subscribe as I bring you a little closer to one of the cradles of civilization—and one of the most complex geopolitical situations in the modern world.

Thanks for reading!

Read “Poet Shannon Winston on her new poetry collection ‘The Girl Who Talked to Paintings'” in The Usonian

In this week’s Usonian newsletter, I interview Shannon K. Winston about her new poetry anthology, “The Girl Who Talked to Paintings,” published by Glass Lyre Press. Winston’s collection focuses on ekphrasis, the poetry which finds inspiration from and reacts to other artworks.

Check it out here and thanks for reading!

Read “The Usonian Interviews, No. 6: Author Tiffany Cates on her novel ‘M-Theory'” in The Usonian

This week in the latest issue of my newsletter, The Usonian, I talk to author Tiffany Cates about her recent literary mystery novel, “M-Theory” from Baobab Press. You can also enter for a chance to win a copy of the novel if you fill out a Google Form embedded in the article by Wednesday, September 8.

Thanks for reading and supporting indie writers and publishers!