Existentialist literature is the purest form of noir, but it isn’t the best. Noir film and novels, according to various definitions, usually involve a morally ambiguous main character, a seedy underworld, femme fatale, corrupt system, bleak ending, and lots of cigarette smoke. For neo-noir, add neon (that’s why they call it neo-noir, after all). The   Read More …

Categories: Classic Articles, Reviews

Without wanting to be judgemental, anyone who enjoyed The Amazing Spider Man 2 is a bad human being, and any critic who thought it was okay needs to resign from their profession in shame. The film desecrates cinema, insults the audience with its rampant stupidity, and urinates on the concept of adequate story-telling. (If you   Read More …

Categories: Reviews

Update: as you’ll see on the right, the art accompanying my story for the upcoming issue of Interzone looks remarkable (click for larger image). The rest of the preview for the September-October issue is available here. I believe it will be out within a few days. I’m very much looking forward to it. Update 2: Locus   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

Fathers are just as capable as mothers at rearing a child. As a stay-at-home father, this seems like a statement of the obvious to me. Rhetorically, it is something we are hearing more and more. Yet, culturally, deep prejudice persists against the idea of men as capable, responsible parents. Both in Hollywood movies and in   Read More …

Categories: Politics

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