April 2, 2021

The Outsiders: Echo And The Bunnymen

March 21, 2021

A Dumb World: Research Shows Humans More Stupid

March 14, 2021

Fantasy + Futurism: The Barcelona & Brno Chair

November 19, 2020


October 20, 2020

The Left Left Me Part 1: Is Political Correctness The Creation Of The 1%?

October 20, 2020

The Left Left Me Part 2: Human Privilege

June 17, 2020

The Beautiful Disintegration Of Louise Brooks

March 19, 2020

Meat Is Coronavirus

February 16, 2020

Tech Companies Are Evil, Part 2: The Scourge Of e-Scooters

January 5, 2020

Tech Companies Are Evil, Part 1: Airbnb

December 8, 2019

10 Inventions We Could Live Without

November 4, 2019

Why Morrissey Isn’t Racist (But You May Be)

September 23, 2019

Gorbachev: The Last Great Leader of the Human Race

August 31, 2019

Goodbye England, I Wish I’d Known You

August 20, 2018

Why Wife Rhymes With Life

August 1, 2018

Dancer in the Dark(ness)

Within the world of pop/rock music, there have been only three* completely original (that is, mental) dancers. One is Samuel T. Herring of Baltimore’s Future Islands. […]
July 22, 2018

The Pop Power of Paisley

Paisley is the pattern of counter-culture. It is the love-peace motif of the Beatles, the pop culture kitsch of Grant Morrison’s “Zenith,” and the name of […]
June 7, 2017

Mouth Watering Alcoholic Drinks (To Make In Your Mouth)

Drinking in public. It varies from stupefied alcoholics, to lads enjoying a beer in the summer-sun, to this guy walking towards me. Between Potsdamer Platz and […]
February 4, 2016

Thoughts of Berlin

There are some cities to become lost in, others where perhaps you can find yourself in. To me this place has always been Berlin. It’s a […]
June 11, 2015

(Not exactly) the Land that Vegetables Forgot

Or 5 restaurants to get super vegetarian food in Brno Maso is one of the first Czech words I learned. Followed closely by kuře, hovězí, jehněčí […]
November 19, 2012

The Beauty of Words

“The eyebrow pencil was no mere charcoal emphasis on blond eyebrows, but a design necessary to balance a chaotic asymmetry. Make up and powder were not […]
September 15, 2012

Can You Be A Writer If You Don’t Read?

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  – Stephen King  Sitting in a […]
September 3, 2012

The Ian Curtis Wall

August 30, 2012

Why I’d Like to Write a Comic Book

“There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse if often closer to the truth. Stories shape the world. […]
August 13, 2012

A Life of Writing and Drinking

Ernest Hemmingway was an alcoholic. F. Scott Fitzgerald was an alcoholic. Dorothy Parker was an alcoholic. Notice a trend here? According to research 71% of famous […]
August 5, 2012

Shayde Lives!

His eyes are golden saucers, one-way mirrors that stare at me through time. That is of course when he’s not sleeping. Which if you’re a 17 […]
July 1, 2012

Lost Books

What did J.D. Salinger leave behind in his safe when he died recently? Mere notes or scribbling or did he continue writing after 1965 and finish, […]
June 30, 2012

The Moment You Become a Writer

Recently, I was asked when I knew I was a writer, and I wasn’t sure what to say. For years I was unsure if I was. […]
June 24, 2012

The Creative Influence of Cats

A cat sits in the last shaft of dying afternoon sun. It is the embodiment of bliss; warm tawny pointed ears, sleek, squinty eyes sliding their […]
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