The Sinking Swing State?

When I talk with some resignation about “the sinking swing state,” I’m not talking global warming and the flooding of Florida. No, I can’t say I’d be particularly sad if Florida went literally underwater — that state is so weird someone came up with a Twitter page just to chronicle its insanity. Anyway, Florida’s not for me […]

29 January 2014, 6:48 am

I’m With Phil & That HuffPost Piece

No, this is not true.It’s been a while since I posted here, regrettably, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had the time. BUT there is news…I’m with Phil is complete, we’ve submitted to 30+ film festivals worldwide, and next month we kick off the new year with an official fundraising drive!   Along those lines, a funny thing […]

20 December 2013, 9:16 pm

LONG SILENCES

I’ve been here, I’ve been there. I’ve read some books. I’ve put many more books down. I’ve bought a sketch pad, some graphite pencils, and have picked up drawing as a hobby. I got depressed for a while and found myself unable to do a lot of things. I also got hooked on the BBC […]

14 October 2013, 10:17 am

SOME FRANZ WRIGHT (RELIGIOUS POETRY)

While I ponder the essay I’m writing, with no end in sight at the moment, I’m led to Franz Wright’s poetry by a friend. I don’t know how much religion is in Wright’s entire ouerve, but the book my wife got out of the library for me was God’s Silence, and religion is certainly implicit in that […]

13 March 2013, 7:05 am

PHIL CAMPBELL, JR. (PORT WENTWORTH, GA)

The son of Fayetteville Phil Campbell also attended the I’m with Phil Hoedown of 2011. When I met him he was living in Savannah.   Here is a brief bio of him.   What is your full name? Philip Earl Campbell Jr. Residence: Port Wentworth, GA Age: 46 Profession/job: Delinquent Tax Collector   What are […]

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S'more research....

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:11 pm

STONER.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 8:04 pm

19th century NYC.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 8:01 pm

Forensic science, baby.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 7:59 pm

James Wood wrote a killer review of this. But sometimes I'm not very inclined to write about the books I read -- I'd rather just read them.

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 2:10 pm

My Nemesis, Jill Lepore

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:43 pm

Tolstoy’s False Disciple

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:41 pm

100 years 100 thinkers

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:39 pm

The Best Of The Dish Today

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:15 pm

Pass The Gravy, Pass On The Partisanship

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 6:35 pm