Jason Arment reviews the two movies Mandy and The House That Jack Built and distinguishes them as parody versus satire.
In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding is nominated for Service Member of the Year and takes his son to pro ballgames while living in Philadelphia in the ’70s.
Tom Lutz has quietly been structuring one of the four corners of the Southern California literary scene. Patrick A. Howell spoke with Dr. Lutz about receiving the American Book Award in 2008 and his take on current events.
John Michael continues his series, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about the passing of a beloved community member and evolving towards joy.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya; translated by Asa Yoneda. (Soft Skull Press)
S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Last Licks,” Park shares his path to quitting alcohol, it wasn’t an easy one.
The Nerdpocalypse is upon us. Pay attention to what is happening, there are real-life implications that are impacting both individuals and society alike.
In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about returning to work life after his tour in Vietnam, having a son, and deciding to reenlist in the Navy.
S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “A Christmas Story,” Park tells of his first road trip with Ned Gumbo and spending Christmas with the Gumbos.
Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now three years old and has published over 1,300 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2018.