Monday, March 19, 2018

Magazine Time

Here are a bunch of articles I wrote:

Stef Chura's New Record Messes - A California Surf-Rock Update on ’90s Feminist Grunge

The IPRC Needs A New Location—and A New Executive Director




The Body Horror of Illness, Poverty, and Time - I Should Have Listened to Anne Elizabeth Moore

Wonder Woman Is a Thrilling Start - Now Bring on the Sequels





Valerian Is the Fifth Element Follow-Up You've Been Waiting For - Luc Besson’s Latest Is a Surreal Delight

Nicole Georges’ Dog Star - Fetch Is For Anyone Who’s Ever Really Loved A Dog


Stumptown Improv 2017:
The Stumptown Improv Fest’s Triumphant Return
Stumptown Improv Festival, Day 2: Curious Comedy, the Right Now, and HVAC Snakes!
Stumptown Improv Festival, Day 3: Big Bang, Border Disputes, and Introducing the Imports

Treat Yourself with Girls Gone Mild - Presenting The Siren’s New Brunch Comedy Show

In This Corner of the World Is a Cute Movie About Hiroshima - The Latest Animated Film from Sunao Katabuchi

My Pretty Vampire’s Cartoonish Violence - Katie Skelly’s Love Letter to ’70s Woman-Centric Vampire Cinema

Carmen Maria Machado’s Writing Lit Me on Fire - Couple Fights, Fucking, and SVU in Her Body and Other Parties

The Hip-Hop Fairy Tale of Patti Cake$ - The Bling Was in Her Heart All Along!


In Sleeping Beauties, It’s Ladies’ Night! - Here Comes Stephen King and Owen King’s Father-Son Magical Feminist




Halloween Theater! Spooky! Scary! - Nesting: Vacancy Makes For a Frightening Binge-Watch

Hello, Christopher Sobbin’ - Goodbye Christopher Robin Is Stylish and Sad

Gentrification, Evil Pugs, and More at the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival - The Well-Curated Fest Enters Its 44th Year

We Saw Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy. You Aren’t Missing Much - A Review of Louis C.K.’s New, Unreleased Movie

Tori Amos Is Still Banging on Her Piano - With Native Invader, the Singer/Songwriter Interweaves Politics and Mythology

Live Review - Tori Amos at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Wed Nov 22

Bloody Beautiful - The Guts, Gore, and Ill-Advised Surgeries at the PDXtreme Fest

John Mulaney: Just a Humble Yarn Boy - Long-Form Stand-Up Is What the "Kid Gorgeous" Comedian Does Best

The Mercury's Favorite Movies of 2017: Blade Runner 2049

Short-Form Comics You Will Love - Things of Beauty from Kevin Budnick, Anne Pomel, and More

My Life as a Zucchini Review: FINALLY, a Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Orphans and Sex Jokes!

Colin Winnette’s Gripping Ghost Story of Decaying Civilization - The Job of the Wasp Tackles Orphan Lit, Gothic Mystery, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review: So Long, Murder-Teens! - It’s the Last Time We’ll See These Sweet, Murdering Teens Alive

Orange Thief Makes the Case for Published Sketchbooks - The Unsettling, Imaginative Illustrations of Sophie Franz

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Short Run 2017



I'll be at the Short Run Comics & Arts Festival in Seattle on Nov 4th at Fisher Pavilion with a new comic about the Whole30 elimination diet. Stay turned for my table assignment. Some of the early parts can be read on my tumblr page.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Magazine Time

Comic interview: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Monsters, Vietnam, and Kong: Skull Island


Millennial Tales of Terror: Smooth Exorcist

How to Trick Someone into Letting You Live with Them - Appear to Be a Good Housemate with These Six Simple Secrets


Study Group Mag - The Local Magazine Applies a Critical Lens to the Art Form



Sex, Politics, and Teletubbies - The Portland Queer Film Fest

Comics, Here Is Your Queen - Dame Darcy's The Meat Cake Bible

Lo-Fi Riches - North Portland Unknown Film Fest

The Ambition of Rolling Blackouts - Sarah Glidden Explores Conflicts in the Middle East and Ethics in Comics Journalism

The Magical Whitewash of Doctor Strange - The Cure for Racism? Sorcery!

David Sedaris - In Defense of David Sedaris

Fred Thomas Still Rents  - His New Video for “Voiceover”

Eagle Huntress - The Very First Eagle Huntress!(Sort Of) (Not Really)

Jill Thompson, Jewel of the Comics Industry - With The True Amazon, She Gets Wonder Woman Right (Finally)

The Siren Theater Gets Its First Artist in Residence - North Coast’s Rachel Rosenthal is Here to Teach Hip-Hop Improv

Our RevolutionKeep the Fires Berning in 2017


Drugs, Cults, and Space Suits - The Short Films—and Dark Dreams—of Vu Pham


Emodóvar - Pedro Almodóvar Riffs on Alice Munro With Julieta


Fred Thomas’ ChangerThe Songwriter/Producer’s Latest Centers on Immersive Synth Instrumentals









Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Magazine Time


Spring/Summer articles:

Comic: How To Design Week

Shelley McLendon interview - Wes Anderson, Snacks, and the Aces' New Show, National Forest

Sad Truckers and Newspaper Lifers - CoHo Productions'The Few

The Drug-Fueled Insanity - Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam

The Hazy Nostalgia of Papa: Hemingway in Cuba - I'll Watch Anything With Giovanni Ribisi In It

Straight to Video (Tonfa!) - Seven Years of Tim Goodyear's Movie Zine

Allie Hankins' Art Machine - Stand-Up Meets Performance in Now Then

Picks for Linework NW: Sophie Franz and Lindsay Anne Watson

Lindy West, Slayer of Bullies - The Author of Shrill Heroically Melds Comedy with Feminism

Tube Tips for Summer Floating - Hit the River with Confidence

Miss U.S. of Heya - Local Comics Artist and Author of My Boyfriend Walt Whitman Menorah Horwitz Presents Her Latest

Risk.Reward Festival of New Performance - The Festival of New Performance Takes on Identity and Diaspora

Lisa Hanawalt's Lessons in Reverse-Centaur Appreciation - The Foodie Hijinks and Horse People of Hot Dog Taste Test

The Day We Thought Jeff Goldblum Died - It Was the Saddest Day in History

Equals - Romance... in the Future! It Involves Breathing on Each Other.

Bruce Nauman - Language Body: An Evocative Glimpse into the Artist’s Expansive Career

Remembering Meticulous Comics Artist Geneviève Castrée Elverum


Stumptown Improv Festival:
Day 2 at the Stumptown Improv Fest: Sunday Service’s Pit Crew, Tunnel’s Take on Aggressively Nude Children, and More
Day 3 at Stumptown Improv Fest: Holy Shit, North Coast! and Suzette Finally Meets King Quince

Neon Indian’s “Annie” Music Video: Cool VHS Aesthetics for Hot Days