The town of Shimmer, Maryland, has drawn various African American artists for centuries. Although the artists used different mediums, from quilts to dolls to oil, they all use the same hauntingly unique, shifting color of a marsh bell orchid to… Read More ›
Whether it’s Binary, HTML, Spanish, Cuneiform, or Sanskrit, there’s no denying language is how we store knowledge and no matter what someone says, we have no language to accurately describe the concept of God. Alpha and omega, Allah, Michael and… Read More ›
if you’re new to Stephen King, where do you start? Which of his 50+ novels are worth reading? Joe and I share our favorites.
How many of us do the right thing when no one is looking? Function on the superego level all the time? Or are we all calculating ambition, ruled by the id and the ego’s veiled self-interest? Altruism is out of… Read More ›
There’s this thing that happens in books, wherein after about three or six months, they’ve been out enough that no one really looks at them or takes them seriously anymore, for the most part. Books have a short shelf-life in… Read More ›
I don’t know if you knew this, but something is happening in Austin. Some cities seem to have a high concentration of talent. Some of these cities make sense, if only because of their relative size and access to the… Read More ›
Here’s a confession that I was ashamed to admit during my time at the Stonecoast M.F.A. program when all the horror and sci-fi and fantasy writers went to the convenience store to stock up on soda, snacks, and beer, and… Read More ›
At one point while reading Bonnie Chau’s All Roads Lead to Blood I literally asked myself, am I the right person to review this book? And then I thought, I can focus on it solely as an example of amazing… Read More ›