Serpents and Doves
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"Shall I rewrite or revise / My October symphony? / Or as an indication / Change the dedication / From revolution to revelation?" -- "My October Symphony," Pet Shop Boys
I earned my BA in Communications Arts: Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000. Since then, I have worked as a freelance film (and music) critic for such publications as Cinedrama, First of The Month, and GayToday. Mostly, I struggle to find a home for my voice -- and a voice for my home. Mapping this quest, these works of criticism attest to the insights and passion I offer. They illustrate my: 1) Unique perspective - semiotics-charged, formalism-based, pleasure-bound; 2)Fundamental values - pop culture as a unifying force; 3) Erudition - as a film major in college (emphasis: history/theory/criticism) and as a life-long student of ideas and art. Along the journey, Go West: An American Experience, a video I co-directed with Amy Thompson, has played at numerous film festivals.