Attempts to capture and create spaces.
Portraits, both candid and non.
Celebrations of family and friends.
Learn a little bit about Brian.
Sometimes I sell things through this Etsy shop.
An essay on Sherlock Holmes and how important it is for him to be able to be wrong.
Pretty sure this was the first piece I ever successfully pitched. It ran in the Back to School issue of Kill Screen in…several yeas ago. Thanks to Chris Dahlen for taking the chance on a recovering academic and unproven blogger, and also to him and Ryan Kuo for their editing. They did their best to […]
I LOVE LISTS Here is my list of the 10 best Star Wars games at Paste.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue – Paste – 12/16/2014 The Waste Land- Paste – 11/03/2014 Shadowgate – Paste – 08/21/2014 Abyss Odyssey – Paste – 08/04/2014 Child of Light – Paste – 04/28/2014 Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate: Deluxe Dedition – Paste – 04/07/2014 The Raven – Paste – 12/27/2013 Face Noir – Paste – 12/4/2013 The Wolf […]
Essay (I guess) at Paste about, like, ghosts and games and stuff. You know how in a lot of stories where the protagonist is a ghost there is that moment where they realize that they can’t touch anyone or anything? That is SO videogames.
11 Best Dogs in Games List I wrote for Paste
These are notes/grafs that didn’t make the final cut of my piece on mental maps and game spaces in Kill Screen issue 2. ———- In Bioshock 2, this simplified metaphor is used to define the gamespace of Rapture as you experience it by traveling along the line of the Atlantic Express, replacing the bathyspheres of […]
“For preservation is not simply the saving of old things but the maintaining of a response to those things.” Kevin Lynch, What Time is this Place, 1973. Star Wars Galaxies closed at 9 p.m. PST on Dec. 15, 2011. Around the same time, the National Defense Authorization Act passed, Christopher Hitchens passed and the United […]
Last December, NPR’s music blog ran an essay titled “That’s a Bad Lyric and You Know It.” In it, writer James Jackson Toth (who releases music under the name Wooden Wand) calls out songs by several contemporary acts, including Best Coast, Haim and The Black Keys: “I don’t know the writers of these songs personally, […]