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Since I left my teaching post in Colombia I’ve been in so many odd situations, met such an eclectic mix of people, experienced many emotional highs and lows.  It makes it hard to distill much of anything down into a post I can blog to you about. But I need to be sure to tell […]


I siked myself up for it. Thought, this sounds great! I’d learn some skills. It’d be part time, so I would have time to write, pursue my creative interests. And it was a copywriting position. In the field I want to break into – that vague field (in my head) being anything in which I’m […]

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I went to a book event tonight. It just popped into my head earlier today to check if there were any literary events happening here in New York in the coming days that would be of interest. Turns out there are a ton, starting with tonight when McNally Jackson, a book store on Prince Street […]


How expansive are we?  All culture — media, TV, literature, speeches, food, fashion — all of it is just a projection of ourselves. You see a sad movie that reminds you of that thing you regret saying to your mother.  That regretful feeling is exactly what’s in that movie.  That’s where it comes from. The […]


Thematically, emotionally, vaguely, this may contain spoilers.  You’ve be forewarned. The film, Gone Girl, presents two great characters.  These characters aren’t great in the heartwarming sense.  They’re great in the stickwithingyou sense.  In the it’s so great this character exists, why had no one created this yet, sense.  David Fincher’s Gone Girl offers a masterful […]

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The 2014 NY Art Book Fair held at PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. No doubt New York City’s (and perhaps the world’s) greatest collection of artists with cutting edge haircuts gathered in one place. While the rest of the country watched football, hoards of strange creative types gathered together to sell self-published zines and […]


In our digital age artistic triumph is measured in youtube hits, influence measured in Twitter followers.  Frank explores the places where art matters most. The film follows a boy, Jon (played by Domhnall Gleeson), who wants to make music.  It’s clear from the opening scene in which he tries putting the most tired details of […]


NYC Fashion Week. 2014. The 2015 Jay Godfrey Collection. Presentation held in the basement of a building across the street from Time Warner’s headquarters. A line of mostly women, dressed to the t, the best their closets and wallets offer them. Standing outside waiting for whatever glamour is in store inside. An unglamorous and pushy […]


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