The Man Who Saw a Ghost
Open Shelves, Secret Agreements
Edited and Co-Edited Books
New Work / News
"Superstar" at 50
Just Another Birthday Party with the Folks
Prisoner & Eunuch
Belle and Sebastian
Bonzo Dog Band
George Roy Hill
hunter s. thompson
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jorge Luis Borges
Leopold and Loeb
Lonely are the brave
Up at Critics at Large: thinking about Sinéad O’Connor, her classic album, her painful public life, and her notorious Saturday Night Live...
Tranquility / perversity
My fifty-years-on appreciation of Forever Changes, the pixilated masterpiece of Arthur Lee and Love, is up at Critics at Large.
The mist of other songs
Today at Critics at Large, my review of Nicholas Jennings's Lightfoot, concerning the balladeer who maintained just the right emotional...
Wicked and bristling with dots
My review of David Thomson’s Television: A Biography, concerning the medium described by Norman Mailer as “a small and modest malignancy,...
The mystery of genius
My review of Mary V. Dearborn's Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, concerning perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century.
Great men, great nations
The Austrian Film Museum in Vienna just commenced a Henry Fonda retrospective, which will run through mid-October. Among the 25 Fonda...
Up today at Critics at Large: my take on Nicolas Roeg's often maligned Bad Timing.
Glen Campbell, 1936-2017
On the occasion of Glen Campbell's passing, a tribute. And to complete a kind of circle: here is something I wrote about him three years...
Alienation, paranoia, entrapment (& other delights)
My contribution to KLUTE YOUR ENTHUSIASM, a new and already fascinating series on the neo-noir films of the Sixties (1964-73), appears at...
JESUSMANIA! update (3)
The nice folks at Jesus Christ Superstar Zone, a top fan site, asked to interview me about Jesusmania! Thanks to co-administrator Gibson...