Pleased as punch to be reading at CCAD next week with my colleagues Janet Beard and Anna Soter, who also have new books out. Free to the public! Hope to see you there. Here's a link to the Facebook event page.
My review essay, "Nothing Has Been Done Before," about Greil Marcus' superb The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs has been published at Public Books.Here's a very brief excerpt: “The book’s goal is to de-organize and destabilize such neat and redemptive narrative structures and register a subtle protest against the reductive nostalgia upon... Continue Reading →
I've got a review of Greil Marcus' new book, The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs (Yale Univ.) forthcoming at Public Books, a gem of a site. It should be up sometime in early-mid September. Marcus' work is thought-provoking as usual, but something unique and, I think, important for my work clicked when... Continue Reading →
My review of Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's This One Summer is up at Heavy Feather Review. Here's an excerpt: This One Summer is also a master class in the use of breakdowns—panel compositions from page to page—to control the comic’s pace and emotional resonance. Readers of Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy, an online comic, might be... Continue Reading →