A selection of Web and print articles, and books…
How to Become an Intellectual
A definitive, somewhat comedic guide to becoming an intellectual, now available in paperback from Barnes & Noble and Amazon (the latter of which also offers the inevitable Kindle e-book version). And it’s on sale, of course, in actual bricks-and-mortar bookstores everywhere.
Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me
A book of noir short stories; some of these previously appeared in Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, and other publications. The rest are all-new. Available in paperback and Kindle.
Oversized and beautifully illustrated; short stories and collaborations include:
“What the Fire Cost Us” (Vol. 2, Issue 3; illustrations by Myles Karr)
“They Go Boom” (Vol. 2, Issue 4; illustrations by Kirsten Flaherty)
“Everything I Do Hurts Somebody” (Vol. 3, Issue 1; illustrations by Matt Barteluce)
“Dogs of Brooklyn” (Vol. 3, Issue 2; illustrations by Kevin Speidell)
“The White Whale” (Vol. 3, Issue 3; illustrations by Rachel Burgess)
Rust & Moth
“Beneath the River” (poem, Winter 2015)
“Cockatoo” (poem, Spring 2016)
Plots with Guns
“Soul in the Shell” (a poetry/photo collaboration with Trey Wright)
North American Review
“Sandhog” (poem; print only)
“The Wait”: A short essay on the writing of “Sandhogs.”
“Illuminati Dance” (poem)
The Adirondack Review
“Elvis Presley Retires” (poem)
“Stickup” (available on Kindle)
“Kingpins” (poem; print only)
The Washington Independent Review of Books
“The Internet Police” (book review)
“The New Digital Age” (book review)
The Huffington Post
Some excerpts and articles adapted from How to Become an Intellectual:
Dice News (formerly Slashdot)
The Evergreen Review
Crack the Spine
“All in a Day’s Work” (fiction)
“5 Pointz Lives” (a nonfiction piece about the destruction of an NYC building famous for its graffiti)
Playboy: The Book of Cigars (2010)
(Co-written with Aaron Sigmond; photos by Ian Spanier)
…and also available in a Kindle edition.
John Travolta Waxes Philosophical About Flight
Firefighting Jets Crash in California
Boars and Hot Air Balloons in Tuscany
Morgan Freeman At Home In Mississippi
Bobby Flay In Vegas
Terry Bradshaw In Texas
Out of the Gutter Online
“Next Week: Tennis Lessons” (flash fiction)
Piece on a local clothing line.
The Washington Post
Four iPhone Apps to Try
Dissecting some of the latest Apps for iPhone/iPod.
Finding Like-Minded Netizens Beyond MyFace
Newest in social networking.
Mobile Social Networks: Reach Out and GPS Someone
Yet another social-networking piece.
Fast and Loose With Craig Ferguson Live
Interview with Craig Gerguson, late-night host.
Listen and Learn With Podcasts
Easy ways to learn Mandarin, re-remember long-lost grammar lessons, etc.
A ‘Fountain’ Quest Fulfilled
Interview with ‘The Fountain’ and ‘Black Swan’ director Darren Aronofsky.
A Snowboarder With Business Savvy
Interview with snowboarder and entrepreneur Dave Tran.
Mechanics of Style
Digital Gizmos No. 1: High-End Headphones
Digital Gizmos No. 2: The Porsche Design P’9981 BlackBerry
Digital Gizmos No. 3: Ultrabooks
Digital Gizmos No. 4: Lytro Cameras
Sound & Vision
Chuck’s ‘Buy More’ Versus Best Buy
Comparing the real-life box store to the NBC’s spy show.
The Netflix Queue: How’s It Work?
Dissecting how the Netflix queue, well, works.
Washington City Paper
Perfect the Dots
Interview with D.C. local artist Amy Lin.
Tips for best care in the ER.
Pineapple: A Sweet, Nutritious Treat
Profile of a tasty fruit.
Old-Time Driver’s Time
Review of antique driver’s watches (co-written with Aaron Sigmond)