Category Archives: Kulture Warrior

“Kulture Warrior” concerns all ways to winnow our dwindling time on this spinning orb. And sometimes that means a lengthy recollection of seeing “Spice World” in the theater (and how many important people in my life did the same).

Constitutional

We, the group of friends and acquaintances, in order to re-read or finally read America’s signature legal document, in the face of Tyranny, with a belief in Freedom, and an uncertainty on the Framework of It All, did ordain and … Continue reading

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Phony Conferences and the One That Really Mattered

During one particularly dull conference a few years ago, I had a daydream. The daydream – more of a bizarro scheme, really – involved setting up a circuit of pretend conferences. Online and in marketing hogwash, the conferences would exist, … Continue reading

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Four-Minute Brags

Four-minute brags, a few minutes to write about writing that took hours to accomplish … Over the next two months, I’ll have a whole mess o’ words printed for other people to see. For starters, I’ll be at the Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Groans on Film

I’ve been privileged lately to be part of two satisfying film projects, and one utter failure. First, the failure. It is a mistake to think that media at your fingertips is under your control. One of the great tricks of … Continue reading

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2015 in Personal Entertainment Consumption

I do not consume entertainment immediately. For whatever reason, I wait on certain books, albums, TV shows, movies, articles, experiences. This seems out of sorts nowadays, though I have a hard time understanding how the hell people find the time … Continue reading

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Jonestown at 37: A Day to Reflect on Mania & Reality

Jonestown Day doesn’t read cute on a calendar. Sweetest Day or Grandfather’s Day or Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, all of these offensive benchmarks I’ve seen printed on mass produced calendars. For the last 14 years, Patriots’ Day has marked Sept. 11, … Continue reading

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“We’d Never Need to Pay for Comedy”: Outtakes from a Talk with Poet Matt Cook

In a faded blue T-shirt and house-paint splattered jeans, Milwaukee’s recently anointed poet laureate, Matt Cook, shared a pitcher of beer with me during a ranging and refreshing discussion on poetry’s place in the world and, well, the world at … Continue reading

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Tanning Through the Ice Age with Keanu Reeves

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to spend nearly two weeks with Gas Chamber, a band made up of four exemplary humans (and my friends), then write about the whole thing for Utne Reader. The outcome of the article … Continue reading

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