Listen to “Brian’s Song,” a new episode on the Film at Fifty podcast

I was pleased to be a guest once more on the “Film at Fifty” podcast, which discusses films from 50 years ago.

On this episode, I join host Brian Rowe for a discussion of the extremely popular TV movie Brian’s Song (1971), which featured lauded performances by Billy Dee Williams and Jimmy Caan as football players for the Chicago Bears who form a lasting friendship despite their on-the-field rivalry and different backgrounds.

Though aspects of the film haven’t aged well, it’s still worth talking about due to the strong performances of the famous leads.

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

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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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.

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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!