I’ve been a staff writer covering arts and culture at the Los Angeles Times, a reporter and movie reviewer at The Daily News in New York, a reporter and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, a senior editor/producer and the theater critic for MSNBC.com, and a fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University.
Writing of mine has also appeared in “little magazines,” among them VDRSVP, The San Francisco Earthquake, Notes From Underground, Ricochet, Unmuzzled Ox, as well as in Partisan Review, The New York Times Book Review, Trans-Atlantik, The Journal of Film History, and IT: International Times, The Newspaper of Resistance. Years ago in one of his many volumes (I think it was “The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America”), the critic Richard Kostelanetz praised me in my youth as a leading avant-garde poet. I would have proved him right by living up to his expectations, but journalism paid the rent.I’m the author of several books, including The Z Collection: Portraits & Sketches, just published by Blue Wind Press in a new 2018 edition. My biography of the Hollywood director William Wyler, A Talent for Trouble, is available as an ebook at Amazon and an ebook on iTunes at the Apple store. Putnam published it in hardcover, and Da Capo Press published it in paperback.
New European edition of
The Z Collection
I am also the co-author of the experimental fiction Cut Up or Shut Up, a collaboration with Carl Weissner and Jurgen Ploog (and with a “tickertape” intro by William S. Burroughs).