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Christmas Day Christmas Night

I truly think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. I hate the winter, and I hate being cold, but I love Christmas. It might be unexpected that such a strident atheist would be so in love with Christmas, but in spite of my disbelief in the metaphysical claims of religion, I […]

Make America [Blank] Again

Like everyone else in the western world, I’ve been thinking a lot about the US presidential election and about Donald Trump specifically. I didn’t want to sit down and write the same kind of political analysis that has been everywhere else. I’m not a pundit. I’m more interested in trying to conceptualize the election in […]

Use and the Stamp of Nature

I find myself less inclined to write blog entries the older I get. It’s funny to think that this blog has existed in various forms for over ten years — although with some of the more embarrassing entries deleted — and has documented an arc in my intellectual life as I’ve become what passes for […]

Measure for Measure

Next month I will be making my very first film, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure,’ shot entirely on an iPhone. The initial inspiration for the project came last summer when I stumbled on an article about a number of feature-length films that had been shot entirely on iPhones. It’s no surprise to anyone […]