The Good, the Beautiful, and the Grotesque: An Interview with Schuy Weishaar

I’ve recently had the lovely pleasure of reading an incredibly smart, crafty and erudite book, Masters of the Grotesque: The Cinema of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch. This is the kind of book that most of us want to write, but very few of us could actually write. Schuy Weishaar pulls it off. Like a champ. Like the champ of all champs. Like THE champ. He also strikes me as the kind of guy who probably dislikes being referred to as a ‘champ.’ Too... Read More

Book Notes of Note (Puppets, Crows, and Tim Burton)

‘Sup. Yeah. I just said, ”Sup’. Okay, so, in the past few weeks I’ve received a number of books for review, general edification, a place to rest my head, something to throw at my enemies, blahblahblah, and because it’s taking me forever and more to get to all of them, I wanted to at least draw your attention to each one. More to come on them later. I hope. Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs.-Christians Debate, by Justin Lee. Tons of reviews... Read More