Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy: Now Available!

My first book, The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy has been officially released. You can buy it directly from the publisher at or from Amazon at Read the book Werner Herzog called "a deep insight into the vortex of laughter and death!"

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Cover, Release Date, and Pre-Order!

My first book, The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy now has an official release date, a final cover, and a blurb from Werner Herzog.

Coming from The Critical Press on September 15; pre-order it here:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Work

Hola, amigos. It's been a long time since I rapped at ya, so here are links to a lot of new work I've done for The Dissolve. First, features:

And also reviews:

I think that's everything. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Gag Man

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be expanding an article I wrote for The Dissolve into a book for The Critical Press. Here's the original article, and here's some more information about the book. I'm looking forward to digging deeper into Bruckman's life, and I think it's going to be a really interesting book. Also: it's great and kind of unbelievable that The Dissolve let me write a story about Bruckman to begin with, except they publish bizarre, interesting, obscure and great stories all the time. I'm grateful they took a chance on this article.

Monday, April 14, 2014


All credit to Chuck Jordan for the title of this post. I've written something new for the Dissolve, about puppies. Dog trainers, movies with dogs, that kind of thing, but also there are pictures of our puppy. Here it is. (My next article will be about a tragic Hollywood failure, don't worry.)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Film Preservation 2.0

In further non-Criterion-Contraption news, I wrote a feature for The Dissolve about the challenges of film preservation in the digital age, which is here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Good News for People Who Love Bad News

I've written a piece for Slate about Charlie Brooker's show Black Mirror (I'm a fan).