Monthly Archives: September 2017

My books are now available at the Alameda County Library!

So, my books have finally made it into the Alameda County Library system. I have to admit it was a pretty cool surprise to be browsing the new arrivals at my local branch and see my own book on the shelf!

Library Book

What was even neater, though, was checking the course catalog and finding that one of my books has been checked out already!

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Not bad for a random weekday, eh? :)

 

Essays on Film

My eBook Essays on Film is now available for preorder on Amazon. Features the following:

“On Viewing Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21″”: The search for cinematic meaning in one of the most famous early German avant-garde films.

The Perfect Filmic Appositiveness of Jack Smith”: Impressions of the films of one of cinema’s most eccentric auteurs.

Essays on Film will be available for just $0.99 up through the release date of September 27th.

Essays on Film

 

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!

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ILGWU Local 62 marches in a Labor Day parade.

Photo courtesy of The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives

Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

San Francisco Shatters All-Time Heat Record at 106 Degrees

In a city where residential air conditioning is all but unheard of, San Franciscans spent Friday, September 1st sweltering in 106-degree heat, shattering the city’s all-time heat record. The Death Valley-like triple-digit temperatures have been recorded in many locales around the state, leading to excessive heat warnings and the opening of potentially life-saving “cooling centers” for those without air conditioning.

“It’s very hot,” one profound observer noted:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/san-francisco-hits-106-degrees-%e2%80%94-shatters-all-time-record/ar-AAr5v1f?li=BBnbfcL

 

Thermometer

Kangaroos on the Wing?

Giant inflatable kangaroo from the Aussie Pink Floyd show at the Fox Theater in Oakland on August 29, 2017. Is it just me, or does it seem significantly more evil than Pink Floyd’s inflatable pigs?

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