Jason Sheehan appears in the following:
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
"Ever since I was a little boy, I've been trying to reconcile constructivist aesthetics and fascist metaphysics...lucidity and violence...and the endless implications of that dichotomy."
That's Mark Leyner, ladies and gentlemen. One of the best, the brightest, the weirdest and the most influential modern writers of, say, 1996. Who once ...
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is not just the greatest American food writer who's ever played the game, she's one of our greatest writers, period. She was, variously, a travel writer, an essayist, a chronicler of American idylls, an observer of decline, of lack, of old fashioned custom and manners, a ...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The best thing Luke Skywalker had going for him in the original trilogy was that he never had to worry about who was going to feed the war orphans left behind by the rebellion, or rebuild trashed moisture farms. No, if you're Luke, all you gotta do is show up ...
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
There are a thousand chapters in Sayed Kashua's new book, Native. A thousand of them (that might be an exaggeration), but my favorite one is called "Anti-Hero" and it begins like this:
"We have to leave the country," I informed my wife as I went over the final proofs. ...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Imagine if you could kill God. Literally just roll right up on him and shoot him in the face.
Now imagine that it's gods, plural. And while putting them down isn't by any means easy, it is possible. You can kill them. All of them. And free the world from ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
China Miéville is a magician. He's the Keyser Soze of the New Weird because you never know who he's going to be. He can do noir, do steampunk, do aliens and magic caterpillars. He's a shape-shifter. An incredibly prolific Dungeons & Dragons loving geek golem who can both blow your ...
Saturday, January 02, 2016
Harlan Ellison is America's weird uncle. He's the angry, elderly cousin at the table — the one who, for weeks before dinner, everyone asks about. Is he coming this year? Is Harlan gonna be there?
They ask because they're worried; Harlan is always starting something. But they'd also be sad ...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
All the best science fiction has giant robots in it. That's just wisdom.
All the best science fiction has spaceships. Has ray guns and maybe dinosaurs, too. Has a sense of clutching wonder that takes you right in the chest, stutters your heart, widens your eyes and sucks the breath ...
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rick Moody wrote one of my favorite short stories of all time, a novella called "The Albertine Notes." He wrote one of the most affecting books of my young adulthood, The Ice Storm — and to a white-bread suburban kid who idolized the guts of Hubert Selby Jr., William Burroughs' ...
Sunday, November 08, 2015
In the late 1800's, it would've been tough to find two men more famous than Mark Twain and Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
Twain was Twain — author, essayist, humorist, irascible old coot. In the public eye, on stage and in the newspapers, he was America's ur-curmudgeon. A man who spun ...