Ties That Bind and Don’t Start Me Talkin’

My latest "Ties That Bind" column is up at PopMatters. "The Thunderbolt of Change: 'Angels in America' and the Marriage Equality Victory" considers the portrayal of change in Tony Kushner's massive play and reflects on this in light of the historic, wonderful, and long overdue victory for equal rights with the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.Also,... Continue Reading →

The Blind Engineer Rides Again

I'll be playing as The Blind Engineer for the first time in a while this coming Friday, February 13 at the Mingo Town Music Happy Hour located at the Shrunken Head in Victorian Village. Showtime is 6pm-8pm, the cover is zero damn dollars.The terrific Eric Nassau will open the show. You can catch Eric in... Continue Reading →

Review of Root Hog or Die

My review of the compelling documentary about cartoonist John Porcellino, Root Hog or Die, is up at The Comics Journal. I reviewed the screening held recently at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.An excerpt: "I hope that Root Hog or Die is a demystifying punch in the gut for those who romanticize "nuts" and... Continue Reading →

Rocktober

Hmm, no updates in a month. Must be teaching season.Today kicks off a busy couple of weeks. Up first, Marjane Satrapi visits CCAD this Tuesday. I've been teaching Persepolis since 2009, so I'm thrilled to meet her. On Thursday, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky of Sex Criminals infamy visit the college for a lecture (sans... Continue Reading →

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