Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs on winning their first World Series since 1908, as well as the best World Series in many years (at least since 2001!), over the equally excellent Cleveland Indians. Hope the celebrations in the Windy City are less destructive than the havoc wreaked by...
Monster-of-the-Week: ...this week's honoree...
...one of the gargantuan grasshoppers that invaded That Toddlin' Town in Beginning of the End, Bert I. Gordon's 1957 epic, as depicted here in a Chicago TV ad from April 29, 1961.
I'm an award-winning movie critic, playwright, actor and director.
My work has appeared in publications ranging from the New Times weeklies (where I was a staff writer for several years) to USA Today, from Phoenix Magazine and Wrangler News and the East Valley Tribune to the Erie Times-News, Seattle Times and Detroit Metro Times to Rewind Magazine.
I'm that rare example of a living poet who has had a sonnet published in Weird Tales, and my poems have also appeared in Elysian Fields Quarterly.
I've acted in theatre productions in six states and the District of Columbia, and appear for about six seconds as an extra (a prison guard) in the John Waters film Cry-Baby.
I directed Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at Southwest Shakespeare Festival, and a short film called Holding Back the Dawn, based on a short story by my friend Barry Graham.
I was host of Another Saturday Night, a pop culture and film review show on KTAR radio.
I have produced, directed and acted in radio plays for NPR, KTAR and the Sun Sounds Radio service.