M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

This one is about her husband. I heard this often. This one is about her husband. Just Kids, Patti Smith’s previous book about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, had me at the first page. It’s romantic and scrappy: an account of friendship before fame, sickness, and death. Her prose elevates a holy sense of specifics, this hard … More M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

“Mouth” featured over at The Rumpus

  I’m pretty excited to announce that “Mouth” (one of my comics) is featured over at The Rumpus today! This piece was made for and excerpted from “Back to Abstraction,” a short film that I developed with friends: Matthew Quezada, Kyle Klutz, R. Chett Hoffman, Patrick Wells, Tim & Wendy Pei-Sandburg, Penny Coghlan, Anthony Duran, … More “Mouth” featured over at The Rumpus

The Latest from Kate Durbin or How Kim Kardashian Is a Contemporary Patty Hearst

I reviewed E! Entertainment by Kate Durbin for Fanzine. Here, I explore Durbin’s captivating text in relation to Kim Kardashian as a modern day Patty Hearst, reality television & Stockholm Syndrome, Marshall McLuhan, cults, mediums, and other alternative realities. Give it a read and share your thoughts, then consider picking Durbin’s book up over at … More The Latest from Kate Durbin or How Kim Kardashian Is a Contemporary Patty Hearst

The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love

SIDE 1 / SNOWFLAKE So, who the hell is Joan Larkin? I analyze the dedication to the first component of Eileen’s two-fold release, Snowflake, from Wave Books one more time before throwing it down on the floor. My fingers return to the keys. Type. Type. Type. New Google Search: J-O-A-N L-A-R-K-I-N. Internet leads me through … More The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love