A sampling of my articles, essays, interviews, and reviews, on topics as varied as Brecht, Stravinsky, independent theater in Brooklyn, World War II, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, a James Joyce reading group, Norman Mailer’s moral failings, a postmodernist genius, the technical aspects of making books, and a Czech production of Hamlet, appears below.

The People Are Revolting: Beware the Modern Jacobins,” Book & Film Globe, April 12, 2019

The Repressed Was Never Gone: Reading The Frog by John Hawkes,” Book & Film Globe, March 20, 2019

How Close Are We to Dystopia? Despite What Michael Moore Says, Not Very,” Book & Film Globe, October 15, 2018

Mailer’s Fatal Flaw: By Championing a Violent Criminal, Norman Mailer Tarnished His Legacy,” Book & Film Globe, September 19, 2018

Margaret Drabble’s Incoherent, Superficial, Hysterical Style of Argumentation,” Book & Film Globe, September 3, 2018

Robert E. Howard: Literary Artist or Pulp Hack?”, Book & Film Globe, August 20, 2018

Vladimir Nabokov and the Struggles Within,” Book & Film Globe, August 15, 2018

“Well Cast: Pewter’s Colonial Role,” Veranda, May/June 2008

“‘Second Coming’: Not your granddad’s holiday jubilee,”
24/Seven, December 14, 2007

“Captain Queeg has another mutiny on his hands . . . ”,
24/Seven, December 7, 2007

“‘The Gate’ debuts at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House,” 24/Seven, November 30, 2007

“Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, commands your attention,” 24/Seven, November 2, 2007

“Courage overcoming the agony of lupus,” 24/Seven, October 12, 2007

“BWAC presents over 1,000 provocative pieces of art for the eye,” 24/Seven, October 5, 2007

“Heights Players bring you ‘The Threepenny Opera’,”
24/Seven, October 5, 2007

“Art Under the Bridge brings you worlds you never knew,” 24/Seven, September 27, 2007

“On the Defensive: If we ban guns, only the criminals will be armed,” Philadelphia City Paper, September 20-September 27, 2007

“The Heights Players play favorites with Neil Simon,”
24/Seven
, September 14, 2007

“Retribution: The death penalty isn’t racist. It’s right,” Philadelphia City Paper, August 16-August 23, 2007

“On Tolstoy and Fiction” (Letter), Chronicles, July 2007

“The elusive Kid: Author Wallis tracked Henry McCarty from Manhattan’s slums to Wild West,” Irish Echo, May 9-15, 2007

“Earth Awakened: Causing a Sensation,” 24/Seven, January 26, 2007

“Mumia at 25: A quarter century after Daniel Faulkner’s murder, the Abu-Jamal case still brings protests, appeals,” Philadelphia City Paper, December 7-December 14, 2006

“Josh Weinstein Lifts a Glass to Fellow ‘Losers’ at the Lyceum,” 24/Seven, December 4, 2006

“Swim With ‘Blue Glitter Fish’ When Cady Comes to Town,” 24/Seven, December 4, 2006

“Gowanus Artists Work From a Vast Palette: Discover All of It on Annual Studio Tour,” 24/Seven, October 16, 2006

“Bound for Bondage in America: Voices of the Middle Passage Echo Today,” 24/Seven, October 16, 2006

The Temporary Life: Thugs and the Law,” Brooklyn Rail, October 8, 2006

“Drop By and Borrow a Cup of Sugar From Satan: ‘Hell House’ Comes to St. Ann’s,” 24/Seven, October 2, 2006

“Brooklyn Book Fair: So Good You Can’t Put It Down,”
24/Seven, September 25, 2006

“You’re Invited to the ‘Dinner Party’: Heights Players Open Season with Simon,” 24/Seven, September 4, 2006

“One Tough Screaming Eagle,” Military History, June 2006

“From 431 to 404 BC, Athens and Sparta waged a ‘dirty war’ unequaled by any other conflict (a review of A War Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson),” Military History, January/February 2006

Bloody Good: How a cruel 15th-century ruler morphed into the monster we know today,” Philadelphia City Paper, October 27-November 3, 2005

“Rumors of Wars (a review of Saturday by Ian McEwan),” Portfolio Weekly, May 24, 2005

“That’s My Beautiful Business . . . ”, Portfolio Weekly, April 19, 2005

“Offshore Drilling: More on the Debate,” Portfolio Weekly, March 29, 2005

“Debating Social Security,” Portfolio Weekly, March 1, 2005

“When Worlds Collide (a review of Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem),” Portfolio Weekly, March 1, 2005

“State’s Top Universities Educate Legislators on Finances,” Portfolio Weekly, January 25, 2005

“Sands and Secrets (a review of The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips),” Portfolio Weekly, January 4, 2005

“Office Space (a review of Kings of Infinite Space by James Hynes),” Portfolio Weekly, November 16, 2004

“The Band of Brothers Comes to Norfolk,” Portfolio Weekly, October 26, 2004

“Early Maps: Degrees of Latitude,” Veranda, October 2004

“At ‘Ground Zero’: Elderly Ignored by Federal Leviathan,” Irish Edition, October 2003

“Back in Style: With a fashion show, Vietnamese immigrants recall their country’s better times,” Philadelphia City Paper, July 25-August 1, 2002

“Courage, egos and illusion: Chaos in high command plagued British troops in the Falklands War (a review of No Picnic by Julian Thompson),” Military History, June 2002

“Irish Antarctic Hero Tom Crean Unsung for 90 Years (a review of Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions by Michael Smith),” Irish Edition, June 2002

Home and Abroad: Haunting memories Aside, local Vietnamese Immigrants refuse to forget the country they fled,” Philadelphia City Paper, February 21-28, 2002

“Waiting for Life to Get Better (a review of Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes),” Irish Edition, January 2002

They’re on an Odyssey,” Philadelphia City Paper, May 31-June 7, 2001 

“Lustrous Beacons Enchant Buyers,” BookTech the Magazine, January/February 2001

“New North films strike a chord at NYC festival,” Irish Echo, December 13-19, 2000

“How to Meet Production Deadlines: Tips on Negotiating a Schedule That Works,” BookTech the Magazine, November/December 2000

“Compile a Digital Dictionary of 20th Century Art: And don’t leave out any modern-day bells and whistles,” BookTech the Magazine, July/August 2000

“Trauma Drama,” BookTech the Magazine, March/April 2000

Northern film group eyes 2 new festivals,” Irish Echo, February 9-15, 2000

Visual Vitality,” Irish Echo, November 24-30, 1999

Filmmakers present a new image of Northern Ireland,” Irish Echo, November 17-23, 1999

New Yorkers rally to Moloney’s side,” Irish Echo, October 6-12, 1999

Irish diplomats at ease in harsh glare of UN spotlight,” Irish Echo, May 12-18, 1999

“Grinnell College,” Chronicles, September 1992