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Escaping Influence

A few weeks ago I wrote about my most recent writing's similarities to Cronenberg's body-horror flicks from early in his career, and the thought, once I'd put it into words, wormed its way all the way down the street to the library, where it forced me to borrow The Brood, Videodrome, and Naked Lunch. I'd… Continue reading Escaping Influence



A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across a copy of Ranier Werner Fassbinder's "Despair" at my library. The cover caught my eye, and the jacket sold me: an adapted early Nabokov novel about a chocolatier who goes mad. All I knew of Fassbinder was the title of one of his movies ("Ali: Fear Eats the… Continue reading Adapting


Processed Product: Top 5

What better way to celebrate the end of Processed Product's first year than with a best-of list? Besides being peak movie season, December is the month of lists, making it one of my favorite months of the year. I love lists. The succinct, easy-to-scan sum-ups make it easy to see what rose to the top, and… Continue reading Processed Product: Top 5


Verse and the Unsaid

For as much fiction as I read, I still return to poetry. Like the elliptical orbit around a star, poetry can remain in the distance for long stretches of time, but soon enough I pick up a collection and start reading. Slowly. Great poems remind me of the depths ordinary words can reach when they are perfectly… Continue reading Verse and the Unsaid