William S. Burroughs often suggested that one’s dreams are a valuable target for the writer to plunder. But what he never said, nor made explicit, was how the dreams of others might provide a writer with direction and material. And yet it happened to him: the dream of a literary character, as it occurs inside a novel of the past, appears to have given Burroughs a massive treasure cache.
The dream is Raskolnikov’s, in Crime and Punishment. And it brings William S. Burroughs to life. His whole oeuvre seems to spring from it, is outlined in the passage…
First published in Empty Mirror.
We didn’t know what to expect. Between the eight us there were only two bulletproof vests. And we all had our girls to worry about. As Loren Feldman the filmmaker said, they were “uncontrollable” and insisted that they remain in the thick of it. One of them’s pregnant. So a handful of us drove out to a mall in suburban Cleveland to prepare. We took a green Kia Soul that, for the week of the 2016 Republican National Convention at least, was an alt-right Pepe mobile, fat-lipped grin on the front grille made from two strips of wide, rose-colored rubber. Not everyone knew their memes; you either got it and smiled or you just didn’t see.
First published in GotNews.
On the last day of the Republican National Convention, when the oven of Cleveland’s afternoon was on its fourth day of bake, I finally caught up with Corey Lewandowski.
First published in Medium.
A wind is rising. Despite many brash attempts to stop it, it’s prevailing. This coming storm is the movement gathering behind Donald J. Trump.
Despite what the media say, a lot of us are overjoyed to see it coming.
First published in WorldNetDaily.
It began without notice or warning: reports piling in of people suddenly banned for their beliefs, questioning journalists having their IDs unverified, minority voices pushed off to the shadows. This led to a general Fear all around. In the background, war drums were beating. After several days of sudden bold strikes, there’s really no question: Twitter — the company — is waging a total ideological war to narrow the range of permissible thought …
First published in The Daily Caller.