My 2014

This isn’t a best of list so much as a list of texts and experiences that are still with me … More

CIMMfest Chicago

The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival runs through Sunday, April 21 at theaters scattered throughout the north side. The … More

Country Music Without Country

One of the most enduring holdovers from an earlier stage in cultural history–the regional realism of late nineteenth-century American literature … More

Fun Friday: Fathead Edition

The world hasn’t ended with the winter solstice, although the rational foundations of American society crumbled a bit more this … More