Reflecting on the 2021 AHRA Conference: “Region”

I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to present my paper, “Southwestern Fantasy: The Strange Case of Pueblo Revival Architecture in New Mexico,” for the 2021 Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) conference “Region” at Loughborough University, UK.

Though the conference was virtual, I’m very glad for being able to “attend” and learn from so many exciting scholars in the field of architecture and urban studies. You can browse from a list of the conference’s abstracts here.

Read “A humble request: Support ‘A Mouthful of Air’ (2021 film)” in The Usonian

Tomorrow, Friday, October 29, marks the cinematic release of A Mouthful of Air, a moving film about an important subject by my friend Amy Koppelman.

It’s a challenging film, but eminently worthwhile, and I’m honored to have been involved in a small part of its production.

Learn more about AMOA in the latest issue of my newsletter, and please support this film if you can be safe at the movie theater.

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”! 

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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.