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RIP Edward Albee

September 18th, 2016

. It’s weird to me to think that I do the same thing as Edward Albee.  I suppose technically we’re both playwrights, but you can’t really compare Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to one of my six-minute plays about sock monkeys or dead dwarves or two guys talking about convoys. Throughout my life, I’ve been […]

This Wednesday I’ll be reading at Noir at the Bar Chicago. It’s sure to be a great night with a lot of terrific crime fiction. Here’s a wonderful article by Keith Rawson on the history of this crime-writer community event. Wednesday’s Chicago show will feature: Eric Beetner Carmen Jaramillo Lori Rader-Day Josh K. Stevens and […]

. Cranky Rant Time – Last Sunday Mary and I saw a very fine production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical at the Mercury Theater here in Chicago. The production was excellent, the only problem I had was with the program. -There were no bios for the playwrights (Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice) and composer/lyricist  (Andrew […]

All Hallow’s Read

October 27th, 2014

. Do you know about All Hallow’s Read? The idea is to give somebody a scary book for Halloween. Might I suggest TEN TENTACLES?

Cthulhu’s Pizza Kitchen

October 27th, 2014

Tentacle humor – just like TEN TENTACLES.  

Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

August 20th, 2013

. “Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.” Author Elmore “Dutch” Leonard died this morning. He was 87 years old. He was one of the best. Here are some random thoughts on this great writer: – My first exposure to Leonard’s writing was seeing the movie GET SHORTY when it came […]

. I was a fan of Richard Matheson before I had any idea who he was. My first exposure to his work was when I saw William Shatner get terrorized by the gremlin in the TWILIGHT ZONE episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” written by and adapted from a short story by Richard Matheson. Still one […]

. It’s William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday! The website Happy Birthday Shakespeare is celebrating by having bloggers around the world post their thoughts on how Shakespeare has impacted their lives. “The Tempest” is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I’ve seen a couple of productions, I’ve seen a couple of movie adaptations, I even gave a […]

What is Steampunk?

October 22nd, 2012

. When I started writing CLOCKWORK ADORATION (which I consider an evening of short, interconnected Steampunk plays) I didn’t know what Steampunk was. And now, three years later, the classification is still a little muddy to me. From what I can piece together, Steampunk is a genre that originated in the 1980’s, but can be […]

. Because I know people have been clamoring for this information, here are (in my opinion) the ten best Stephen King film adaptations: Carrie (1976) Creepshow (1982) The Dead Zone (1983) Stand By Me (1986) Misery (1990) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The Night Flier (1997) Riding the Bullet (2004) 1408 (2007) The Mist (2007) Honorable […]

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