Why Superhero Movies Matter

Why Superhero Movies Matter

I think I’m a bad party guest. Last night I attended my first post-vaccinated dinner party. It was the birthday of one of my wife’s high school friends, so it was mostly people I’d never met. Like you do, conversation seeks common ground, and at one...
Shrewing Around

Shrewing Around

While I've been at work finishing new novels and recording audiobooks, I haven't been blogging a lot. Fall is always a madhouse for me, with tons of work to catch up on. Part of the reason is that each summer my life is consumed by Shakespeare as I return,...

Her Majesty’s Will opens tonight!

Eight years after I started the novel, five years after it was published, four years since it was proposed as a play, two years after contracts were signed, one year since the first draft of the script was complete, nine months after auditions, six weeks after...

HER MAJESTY’S WILL Previews Tonight!

Hey! I know, it’s been awhile. I tend to go quiet while in the weeds of new projects, and for the last six months I’ve been immersed in several. The big news: I just finished the first draft of a new novel (still secret – sorry!). I was also invited...
Rage, Determination, and Art

Rage, Determination, and Art

Before the National Endowment for the Arts, there was the WPA, the Works Progress Administration, which supported the rise of visual artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Thomas Hart Benton and...