Two Nonfiction/Journalism Pieces Now Live

I’m thrilled to have had two of my pieces recently appear online…

“My Blockbuster,” my nonfiction essay appearing on The Rumpus, takes on the “nostalgiafication” of the Blockbuster brand in contemporary media, contrasted with my experience working as a teenager in a Midwestern Blockbuster store during its last days.

“Chronic Pain, ‘Beautiful Suffering’ and the Endurance of Victorian Stoicism,” my critical commentary appearing on BitchMedia.org, explains how Victorian attitudes about pain and gender continue to dominate the stories we tell today, epitomized in the recent Invisibilia episode “The Fifth Vital Sign” (NPR podcasts).

Please read and share!

Podcast Appearance with Ohio State English

Folks, I totally forgot to inform you that at the end of last year, I spoke on the Ohio State English podcast about blogging.  I discuss my rather shaky blogging feelings with fellow writers David Winter and Zachary Leven.  Lee Martin also appears in the podcast.  Please check it out here in iTunes.