Songs From The North

Chances are, when you think of North Korea, particularly in today’s political climate, you don’t think of art, or of beauty. But just because the hermit nation is a country of brainwashed saps (as any of your Fox News-watching friends will gladly tell you without a trace of irony) it doesn’t mean they’re incapable of Read More …

My life as a storyteller

I am a writer. It sounds so pompous, doesn’t it? Whenever I hear those words, even in my own head, I think immediately of Rip Torn’s bombastically pretentious delivery of that very phrase in Wonder Boys. So let’s dispel the sense of arrogance immediately with the story of how, when I was 15 or 16, Read More …

Netflix Is Dead, Long Live Netflix.

Circa 2009. A co-worker and I had indulged ourselves in an Arrested Development quote-off. “I love Netflix,” I gushed – a reference to the fact that, though I’d heard a lot about the aforementioned cult comedy series, it was only due to the not-then-what-it-is-now streaming service that I’d been able to enjoy the show’s three Read More …