From time to time I have done public writing, much of it critical or analytical in nature, for pop culture websites. I think it is vital for critical scholars to contribute to popular criticism.
What you will find here is a collection of public writing, most of which was published with external editorial oversight. I have also posted a few essays from my Medium website. I have tried to group this collection thematically and offer additional context where helpful.
Evergreen Themes and Visual Provocations in Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring (originally published at The Solute) - 2021
Akria Kurosawa, Dreams, and Collective Memory (originally published at The Solute) - 2020
Fantasia at 80, in Four Movements. (originally published at The Solute) - 2020
Teaching About Prison in Prison Part One| Part Two|Part Three 2017
Shooting Things in Public: Battle Garegga and the Arc of a Genre (originally published as chapter in Shooter) - 2015
Reflections on Bioshock, Ten Years Later (originally published at Racketboy) - 2015
How to Beat 400 Games in 4.5 Years (published at Kotaku) - 2014
"Together Retro" Blurbs (2012-2015)
(originally published as part of a monthly series at Racketboy)
"Yard Sale Gaming" Reviews (2011-2012)
(originally published in short-lived zine Yard Sale Gaming)
SNK Arcade Classics 0
Transitions: A Launch Games/End Games Blog (2010-2013)
(originally published as part of an ongoing series at RFGeneration)
The Dawn of Optical Gaming Media: Fighting Street for the PCE-CD
The Sega 32X: Visions of a Launch that was DOOMed From the Start
Wow! What a start! This is just what I wanted to see! Part 1 (Ridge Racer)
Wow! What a start! This is just what I wanted to see! Part 2 (Ridge Racer V)
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