The Dead Women of Juárez, by Robert Andrew Powell

The Dead Women of Juárez by Robert Andrew Powell My rating: 2 of 5 stars Once I had the patience to figure out how to strip the DRM from a Kindle Single so that I can read long-form journalism on … Continue reading

Standing Start, a brief review

Standing Start, a 12-minute documentary short-film on track bicycle racing, uses narration adapted from Homer’s The Odyssey to frame the significance of training, pursuit, and competition. Like Douglas Gordon’s Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait, this riveting film from the Scottish … Continue reading

PennSound

Poets are social critics by default. That is, since not very many of us take the same care to craft our daily language that poets do, poets often are (or see themselves as) outsiders. And as outsiders, many poets are … Continue reading

who needs a car?

Not me. I’ve got a truck. A two-wheeled pick-up truck. I sold my car this spring after realizing that I’d put gas in the tank a handful of times within the previous year. Then a friend reminded me of the … Continue reading