Read “Paul Revere Williams, Versatile Architect of Tomorrow” in Nevada Humanities

Thrilled to publish a short piece in Nevada Humanities on one of the most influential figures in American architectural history: Paul Revere Williams, the first African American architect in the American Institute of Architects, one of the designers of LAX and thousands of buildings across California and Nevada. Read the article here.

Paul Revere Williams’s legacy in Nevada will be further explored in an exhibition from the Nevada Museum of Art scheduled for next year.

Photo Credit: Cartoon of Paul Revere Williams. (Drawing by Charles Alston, 1943, Public Domain, USA).

Read “‘Neon in Nevada’ and the virtual preservation of Nevada’s fabulous historic signs” in The Usonian

In this week’s issue of The Usonian, I’m excited to bring you a post about Neon in Nevada, a new initiative of the UNR and UNLV libraries to create a digital database of Nevada’s historic neon signs, which are rapidly disappearing.

This is the first edition of The Usonian’s new series, “Urban Feature,” about architecture and design.

Check out the Neon in Nevada post here. To read back issues of The Usonian, go to the newsletter’s homepage. Don’t forget to subscribe!

(Photo by Chelsea S. Miller, used with permission from Neon in Nevada).

Read “A Conversation with Writer, Editor, and Literary Translator Aaron Robertson” in The Usonian

In this week’s Usonian newsletter, I’m thrilled to present an interview with writer, editor, and literary translator Aaron Robertson.

We talked about translating Igiaba Scego’s novel “Beyond Babylon” from the Italian, his influences from John McPhee to Spider-Man, and his next book, “The Black Utopians.”

Check out the interview here.

Read “The Simple Art of Suspense” in Flying Ketchup Press blog

I am honored to have been interviewed about my suspense aesthetic for the Flying Ketchup Press blog.

My short story, “Falling,” inspired from Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of Fallingwater, will be published in Flying Ketchup Press’ “Tales from the Deep” anthology this coming June. Please support this innovative publisher based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Check out the interview here.

(Art by Alex Eickhoff, to be featured in Flying Ketchup Press’ “Tales from the Deep” anthology).

Read “Architectural designer Angeline C. Jacques on designing for animals & climate change” in The Usonian

In this week’s Usonian newsletter, I’m proud to present an interview of Angeline C. Jacques, an architectural designer who recently won a design competition to generate a concept for the new facility for the International Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota.

Read the article to to learn more about how Angeline designs for animals and climate change!

(Image courtesy Angeline C. Jacques).

Read “The Black Rock Desert, Empire, NV, and the origins of ‘Nomadland'” in The Usonian

This week in my newsletter, The Usonian, I spotlight Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) and Empire, Nevada, inspiration for the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland.”

Both areas exist in the shadow of one of the most impressive bodies of water in North American geologic history—Lake Lahontan, which once spanned 8,500 square miles of modern-day Nevada.

Read the piece here. Thanks for reading!

Read “A Conversation with Poet Robin Rosen Chang” in The Usonian

Check out my second interview in The Usonian, with poet Robin Rosen Chang about her debut poetry collection The Curator’s Notes, recently released by Terrapin Books. Read the article here.

I’ll also be giving away one copy of the book in the first-ever “Usonian Raffle”—click on the form within the article to enter to win by Wednesday, April 21, 11:59 PM PT!

Thanks for reading!

Read “The Snyder Cut’s homage to Jack Kirby’s ‘Fourth World’ mythos” on Medium

After a long hiatus, I’m bringing back my Medium movie blog. Join me each week as I try to keep up with HBO Max / Warner Bros. releases!

This week I spoke with literary scholar David Ting about the inspiration for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” which draws heavily from Jack Kirby’s “Fourth World” stories. You can find the article here.

Thanks for reading!