This book is an absolute blast, particularly if you’re into gritty, satirical comic-thrillers. Check out my review, here. I worked for Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice for a short while in grad school, and I couldn’t help but hear his voice whenever the protagonist, Henry Kalabander, spoke. Author Jim Knipfel is quite a character […]Read more "The Washington Post – Review of The Blow-off by Jim Knipfel"
I had the chance to cover a luncheon thrown by the Hay-Adams Author Series on Friday afternoon in honor of Toni Morrison’s receipt of the National Book Festival Award for Creative Acheivement. I’ve only read “Beloved,” but it’s a favorite of mine, and it was a treat to see her – she’s got a razor-sharp […]Read more "Washingtonian – Toni Morrison at the Hay-Adams"
Here’s another short piece I wrote for The New Yorker’s Book Bench about Amber C. Jones’s forthcoming “New York, Phew York,” a scratch-n’-sniff children’s book featuring the good, bad, and ugly smells of the city. I mostly talked to Jones about the way she’s getting that New York smell onto the page, but it was […]Read more "The New Yorker – The Book Bench: The Smells of New York"
My photos from the weekend are in this cool piece from the always brilliant Sophie Gilbert at Washingtonian.com’s After Hours blog. As Sophie says, Kyp Malone (above) and TV on the Radio absolutely killed.Read more "Washingtonian.com – Virgin Mobile Free Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion"
In addition to the book stuff, I’m a sometime rock photographer. I’ll post stuff worth looking at here every once in awhile. Like this shot of The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, a.k.a Animal.Read more "Virgin Mobile Free Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion"