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  • Program: POW: The History Of Superhero Movies!

    Superhero films are a staple of modern-day cinema; in fact, the recent Avengers movie is now the third highest-grossing film of all-time! With these films so firmly ingrained in our culture, POW: The History of Superhero Movies takes an exciting, smart look at their humble beginnings […]

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  • Plotting My Way To An MFA

    Since May 2011, I’ve been working on an MFA in Creative Writing. Where I grew up, they’d probably say “MFA” stands for “Mighty F’in Awesome” (and to be fair, I’m working on being that, too). A few courses in, I’ve enjoyed it so far, have […]

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  • Music Video: The End of Borders

    I can’t explain how I feel about Borders closing. “It’s disappointing” isn’t strong enough, but using a string of expletives strikes me as a tad crass. But it’s more complicated than that. No matter how Borders tried, it always felt somehow inauthentic to me. Truthfully, […]

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  • Vinyl Is Back…But For How Long?

    Vinyl records are suddenly trendy again, but what will it take for this brief moment to become a true movement? Over the last few years, there’s been a growing interest in vinyl records—those big, black, round things that everybody over the age of 30 used […]

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  • Me and My Big Mouth

    Back in the fall of 2009, I was interviewed for the documentary, The People Vs. George Lucas, which explores the often volatile relationship between the Star Wars creator and his fans. As I’ve mentioned before, I was a bit reluctant to participate due to the […]

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  • A Peek Behind The Wall

    I went behind-the-scenes of Roger Waters' spectacular tour of Pink Floyd's The Wall...

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  • Introducing the Introduction to Road Crew

    The Complete Road Crew graphic novel is out, and I had the honor of writing its Introduction.

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  • NPR, GalleyCat, Fountains Of Wayne Dig My Dragon Tattoo Video

    For fun, I made a music video about the book of the summer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...

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  • Robbins Barstow, Jr. Passes

    Home movie pioneer Robbins Barstow, Jr., who I profiled in Homemade Hollywood, passed away recently at 91.

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  • A Stop on the Backyard Roadtrip

    John Hudgens is making the definitive documentary about the fan film world—and I'm in it.

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