Read “An Icky Situation” in The Usonian

Check out the latest issue of my newsletter, in which I spotlight Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Central Nevada—and the prehistoric marine reptiles which once lived there.

Make sure to subscribe to keep up to date with all The Usonian has to offer—tune in a couple weeks to read an interview with an amazing poet who has a new book out, as well as more dispatches from the high desert.

Till then.

New podcast: “Get Carter and the Career of Michael Caine”

This week I joined “Film at Fifty” podcast host Brian Rowe for an episode about Get Carter, an influential British crime movie from 1971 starring Sir Michael Caine.

“Film at Fifty” is a podcast looking back at movies from fifty years ago.

In this episode, we talk about Caine’s enduring career through the vein of this groundbreaking and labyrinthine film.

Check it out on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening!

Read “A Conversation with Literary Translator Jennifer Shyue” in The Usonian

I’m pleased to unveil the first entry in my monthly interview series in The Usonian, my new newsletter about storytelling and design. This week I spotlight the literary translation work of Jennifer Shyue, who travels across literary borders in Cuba and Peru.

Subscribe today and keep on the lookout for my next issue, coming March 30, about the strange case of aquatic dinosaurs in Nevada!

Listen to “THX 1138 and the Career of George Lucas” episode on the Film at Fifty podcast

50 years ago this week, the film career of George Lucas began with the visually dazzling sci-fi film THX-1138. Brian Rowe was generous enough to invite me back on his podcast to discuss THX-1138 and the influential career of George Lucas. I do also go out on a limb and suggest that The Phantom Menace is better than its reputation suggests? Maybe??

The podcast is available on the Film at Fifty podcast channel on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening!

Listen to “Mank and the Career of David Fincher” on the “Film at Fifty” podcast

This past week I had the privilege of discussing the new Netflix film, “Mank,” and the career of director David Fincher on the “Film at Fifty” podcast. “Mank” is the story of Herman Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), the screenwriter of “Citizen Kane,” based on a script written by Jack Fincher, David Fincher’s late father.

This episode, a Patreon exclusive, is available on the Film at Fifty Patreon page and on YouTube (for free).

Thanks for listening!

Listen to “The Peacock” short story on the PenDust Radio podcast

I’m thrilled that my fiction short story, “The Peacock,” has been published and performed as an audio story on the podcast PenDust Radio, available from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other outlets.

In “The Peacock,” a producer for the podcast “Detective Radio” travels to his hometown of San Diego to research an episode about the U.S. Navy. Along the way, he confronts grief, reconnects with an old flame, and stumbles into a military conspiracy that threatens his life and all that he loves.

You can find “The Peacock” episode here, as well as links to various podcast streaming providers.

Read “The End of Moria?” in The Nassau Weekly

Many thanks to The Nassau Weekly for publishing a follow-up essay to a piece I wrote on the refugee crisis in Greece four years ago, a crisis which has recently entered an even more precarious phase given the Coronavirus. Thanks also to the Nass for inviting me to speak at their virtual open mic earlier this month. Read the new piece, “The End of Moria? Looking back on migration-crisis reporting in Greece as a college student,” here.

Please consider donating to The Nassau Weekly at http://nassauweekly.com/donate/ to keep this important Princeton campus publication afloat in these uncertain times.