Double Publication Alert: Novel Excerpt & Literary Autobiography

Celebrate with me! My first Death Rattle excerpt was published today! This passage explores the protagonist’s difficulty with maintaining a relationship with his father under the constraints of working class life and the American Dream. Read “Neil Aldridge, Sr.” here. The literary magazine has also published my literary autobiography, “Escapes,” which you can read here.

“A Body Bag Will Do”: The Misogyny of Lovelife’s “Your New Beloved”

“We aren’t platinum selling artists yet, so a hot girl in a body bag will do.” – Lee Newell, lead singer of Lovelife, to MTV (2013) Yes, you read that correctly. Spotify introduced me to this wonderful synth-pop band under a week ago with this track. I instantly gravitated toward the deep electronic waves – aContinue reading ““A Body Bag Will Do”: The Misogyny of Lovelife’s “Your New Beloved””

Spike Jonze’s “Her”: Critiquing America’s Love Affair with Hollywood

  The world’s love affair with celebrities has gotten out of hand. I’ll admit that I’m a part of this massive head-over-heels, obsessive group of individuals (ranging from 12 to mid-fifties and beyond) that craves a three-hour block on Tumblr (or Reddit, or Buzzfeed), to scroll through images, GIFs, Avengers fan fiction, and even interviewsContinue reading “Spike Jonze’s “Her”: Critiquing America’s Love Affair with Hollywood”