A New World’s Crown: Shakespeare and Meghan Markle

When the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle exploded across the internet, I found myself … oddly interested. Any news about the royal family in Britain leads me to ask, “Really, this again?” Being opposed to a government structure that involves monarchy, I have to keep some sort of emotional distance […]

Fog Released

We released a new poetry zine called Fog at the Philly Zine Fest last week. Zoa and I each submitted five poems, and our friend Emily did illustrations and designed the zine. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have some left that we’ll put up on the store today.

Brief Candle 4 Released

Brief Candle Issue 4 was completed just in time for Philly Zine Fest last week. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have a few left that we’ll be posting on the store today. This was the first issue of BC to come out after Zoa joined the editing staff, and […]

No More Cakes and Ale

A couple years ago, I was asked to write an article for a straight edge zine that never came out. Rather than let an interesting piece languish unpublished, I recovered from the depths of my hard drive and present it here, a loosely organized meditation on being a straight edge bardolator. No More Cakes and […]

Halloween Flash Fiction Showdown

In honor of Halloween, Zoa and I have decided to do a little flash fiction, scary story duel. We’ve each written a scary story that’s less than 500 words and you will decide which story is better. We won’t tell you who wrote which story so as not to bias you. Read each story below and […]

New Ideas are Probably Old Ideas

The benefits of reading history continually surprise me. It’s not as thrilling as reading an intense novel or as intellectually stimulating as philosophy or astrophysics, perhaps, but it can equip and expand our understanding of humanity more than almost any other subject. Among the most astonishing lessons hidden in the story of humankind is that […]

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Winter’s Angels

I’ve written about ballet on the blog before, and about my reticence to speak about a subject that I feel unqualified to speak to in any great detail. But I’ve made a commitment to worry less and write more, especially on the blog. I also have a larger writing project planned which will require me […]

Honest Mistakes Released

After years of writing, and even more years of editing, my collection of short stories and essays, Honest Mistakes, is finally finished. We held our book release event in Richmond Sunday night and online sales are now up for those who couldn’t make it to the party. After having worked for so long on this […]

Accepting Submissions for Brief Candle 4!

We’re just getting started on the fourth issue of our Shakespeare zine, Brief Candle. If you are interested in writing something, please use our contact form to get in touch. We welcome submissions on all topics, from all perspectives, from people of all backgrounds. The only exception to this is any nonsense related to the […]