A few new articles

Here are a few of my newer pieces on film, music, and more!

A review of Turn Me On, Dammit! in The Sunbreak:

“Sexual awakening simply is, but the power of that ‘simply is,’ is its overwhelmingness. It feels dangerous because it is dangerous. Because each and every one of us has to absorb the animal power–the compulsion to rut–and emerge out the other side as a so-called rational, balanced human. Or skew(er) ourselves trying.”

A review of the “Icons of Science Fiction” exhibit at the EMP Museum, in the Queen Anne News:

“One particular exhibit, a smaller one, catches my eye.  It’s a typical-looking 1950s flying saucer, with the donut shape and a bubble observation dome on top.  It’s a little smaller than a dinner plate. It looks like a kid’s toy. And in fact, it was a kid’s toy in 1959, when a director named Ed Wood bought it, or sent someone out to buy it, from a five-and-ten store.”

A review of  The Manzanar Fishing Club in the Northwest Asian Weekly:

” The men and women who risked their own lives for the sake of fishing did so for the thrill of rule-breaking. However, they also risked their lives for the tranquility that a few hours of casting a rod into a stream provides. They found a cause to live for amidst their tough life and the painful knowledge that their own government had turned against them.”

A review of Boys and Girls by Alabama Shakes in OffBeat:

“I’m struck especially by Heath Fogg’s guitar, with its liquid twang in lower registers and snapped-off sharp pings further up, like he’s tinking a wrench against one of those old-style milk bottles.”

A review of R.J. Smith’s The One: The Life and Music of James Brown in OffBeat, and an interview with Jim Lynch, author of Truth Like the Sun, in the Queen Anne News.

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