Articles 2010-2014

I have written many articles over the years. Some are still of interest, though just as many are not. Journalism, like other things, can become dated or loose relevancy. What follows is a selection of my published work from the years 2010 through 2014. I’ve chosen these pieces as I feel they have some value or still may be of interest to readers. A few are personal favorites, while others are markers which show some aspect of my work as a journalist. I have linked to as many pieces as possible.

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1984 – 1999  //  2000 – 2009  //  2010 – 2014  //  2015 – today

Boogie Woogie Fest to Rock SFJAZZ.” Huffington Post, November 3, 2014.
— this piece ran on Huffington Post San Francisco

He Who Gets Slapped.” Ebertfest (16th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival)  2014.
— essay in festival program

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Debut’s Silent Autumn.” Huffington Post, September 15, 2014.
— this piece ran on Huffington Post San Francisco

A Glastonbury First.” Huffington Post, June 24, 2014.
— published on Huffington Post UK

Disney’s Fantasia at San Francisco Symphony.” Huffington Post, May 29, 2014.
— this piece ran on Huffington Post San Francisco

Our Ramona at Our Silent Film Festival.” Huffington Post, May 27, 2014.

Natalie Merchant’s ‘Lulu’ Latest Pop Tribute to Silent Film Icon Louise Brooks.” Huffington Post, May 19, 2014.

He Who Gets Slapped.” Ebertfest (16th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival), April, 2014.
— reprint of an earlier essay

Pandora’s Box with Louise Brooks shows in Seattle and Toronto.” examiner.com, January 21, 2014.

2013
Best Film Books of 2013.” Huffington Post, December 23, 2013.

A Girl in Every Port: The Birth of Lulu?” Univ. of Wisconsin Cinematheque, December 2, 2013.

Singin’ in the Rain at SF Symphony.” Huffington Post, December 1, 2013.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post San Francisco

Boogie Woogie Festival Debuts at SFJAZZ.” Huffington Post, November 7, 2013.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post San Francisco

Louise Brooks’ Star Shines Brighter Than Ever.” Huffington Post, November 4, 2013.

Music to Murder By: San Francisco Symphony Screens Hitchcock.” Huffington Post, October 29, 2013.
— this piece ran on Huffington Post San Francisco

Beggars of Life with Louise Brooks in England and Italy.” examiner.com, October 6, 2013.

Lost Movie by First Film Superstar Found.” Huffington Post, October 3, 2013.

Life, and the Sexual Adventures of an Artist, at Fringe Festival.” Huffington Post, September 9, 2013.
— this piece ran on Huffington Post San Francisco; quoted on Broadway World

“Tears of a Clown.” Telluride Film Festival, 2013.
— essay in festival program; this piece was reprinted on August 29, 2013 in The Watch, a Telluride, Colorado newspaper

Hitchcock’s Early Films at PFA.” Berkeley Patch, August 10, 2013.

Silent Film Festival Screens Indie Film Shot in San Francisco.” Huffington Post, July 17, 2013.

San Francisco Silent Film Fest Leaves You Spellbound in Darkness.” Huffington Post, July 15, 2013.

The Patsy.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, 2013.
— program essay in festival booklet

Alma Rubens: A Marked Woman.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, 2013.
— feature in festival booklet

Last Edition screens again at SF Silent Film Fest.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, July 19, 2013.

“Interview with Musician Stephen Horne.” examiner.com, July 12, 2013.

Rare Alfred Hitchcock Films Debut in San Francisco.” Huffington Post, June 11, 2013.

“Louise Brooks stars in new music videos.” examiner.com, May 13, 2013.

Boogie Stomp to Rock Sonoma International Film Festival.” Sonoma Valley Patch, April 11, 2013.

March at Niles Essanay.” Union City Patch, March 4, 2013.

Balboa Theater has a Birthday.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, March 1, 2013.

“Bay Area Becoming Mecca for Silent Film.” examiner.com, February 20, 2013.

Magic on the Screen at Silent Film Festival.” Huffington Post, February 15, 2013.

Notable Month at Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.” Fremont Patch, January 31, 2013.

Mary Pickford event at Rafael Film Center.” San Rafael Patch, January 30, 2013.

Q & A with Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, January 29, 2013.

Downton Abbey – the Louise Brooks connection.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, January 27, 2013.

Marguerite Clark: America’s Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, January 10, 2013.

New Year of Silent Cinema at Niles Essanay.” Huffington Post, January 2, 2013.

2012
Best Film Books of 2012.” Huffington Post, December 27, 2012.

“Baby Peggy stars on Turner Classic Movies.” examiner.com, December 3, 2012.

November at Niles.” Union City Patch, November 3, 2012.

“Louise Brooks film screens at Andy Warhol Museum.” examiner.com, October 30, 2012.

“SF Symphony presents Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” examiner.com, October 29, 2012.

“Jim Tully takes Hollywood, again.” examiner.com, October 10, 2012.

The Monster and The Matrimaniac at Niles Essanay in October.” Union City Patch, October 3, 2012.

“Ty Burr on Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame.” examiner.com, September 27, 2012.
— book review

Salomy Jane: Once Lost Silent Film Returns to Marin.” San Rafael Patch, September 25, 2012.

“Remembering the original Romney gaffe.” Open Salon, September 23, 2012.

Historic, Near Century-Old Film Returns to Bay Area.” Fremont Patch, September 18, 2012.

The Movies: 10 Must-Read Books Coming This Fall.” Huffington Post, September 14, 2012.

Silent film star recalls 1924 Democratic Convention.” Open Salon, September 5, 2012.
— a Salon editor’s pick, and one of the most viewed pieces on Salon that day

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A Hollywood Fairy Tale Gone Wrong.” Huffington Post, September 4, 2012.

“Historic Twin Peaks Tunnel film returns to San Francisco.” examiner.com, August 29, 2012.

Pandora’s Box Plays Out Doors in Newcastle.” Huffington Post, August 28, 2012.
— published on Huffington Post UK

The week at Book Passage includes poet Robert Hass and a biography of S.I. Hayakawa.” Larkspur Patch, August 23, 2012.

Remy Charlip Remembered: 10 Great Books Plus One or Two More.” Huffington Post, August 22, 2012.

Peter Pan shows in Vacaville.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, August 11, 2012.

Book Passage features actor Andrew McCarthy and writer Susan Orlean.” Larkspur Patch, August 2, 2012.

“Hot August Nights at Niles with sexy Clara Bow and sultry Evelyn Brent.” examiner.com, August 1, 2012.

Louise Brooks Stars in Beggars of Life.” Huffington Post, July 30, 2012.

Lulu by the Bay: Louise Brooks is legend in Pandora’s Box.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2012.
— this piece also ran in SF Sentinel

Pandora’s Box.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Summer 2012.
— program essay in festival booklet

Wings.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Summer 2012.
— program essay in festival booklet

Actor Paul McGann Talks about Silent Film.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2012.
— the eighth Doctor Who

“Jim Tully takes Hollywood, once again.” examiner.com, July 10, 2012.

“Director Philip Kaufman is guest at Silent Film Fest.” examiner.com, July 9, 2012.

Film historian Jeffrey Vance talks about Douglas Fairbanks.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2012.

What and Who (as in Doctor) Not to Miss at This Year’s Silent Film Fest.” Huffington Post, July 7, 2012.

15th annual Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2012.

Sid Kay’s Fellows – Music in Pandora’s Box.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, June 26, 2012.

Pandora’s Box and the Celluloid Closet.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2012.

Author of Louise Brooks novel, The Chaperone, comes to Bay Area.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2012.

Could WINGS have been a 3-D film?” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, June 11, 2012.
— see also related posts on June 13th “Newspaper advertisements for WINGS,” June 14th “WINGS See it at popular prices“, and June 17th “WINGS with sensational sound effects

Louise Brooks Cover Girl and Secret Muse of the 20th Century.” Huffington Post, June 6, 2012.

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan Star at Niles in June.” Union City Patch, May 31, 2012.

“The Concise Cinegraph.” examiner.com, May 28, 2012.
— book review

Louise Brooks and Silent Film Star in Montreal.” Huffington Post, May 21, 2012.

Laurel y Hardy en Español.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 10, 2012.

Robert Flaherty’s Man of Aran screens in Niles.” San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2012.

Pandora’s Box with Louise Brooks screens at Getty Museum.” examiner.com, April 26, 2012.

Buster Keaton gets a beat courtesy of the tUnE-yArDs.” San Francisco Chronicle, April 22, 2012.

Louise Brooks Celebrated in London.” Huffington Post, April 11, 2012.
— published on Huffington Post UK

Academy Award Winner to Speak in Berkeley.” Berkeley Patch, March 31, 2012.

“Heavenly Joan of Arc screens at Zellerbach.” examiner.com, March 30, 2012.

Niles celebrates 100th anniversary.” San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2012.

Louise Brooks Is Lulu in Pandora’s Box.” Huffington Post, March 22, 2012.

Napoleon – “greatest film ever made” screens in Oakland.” San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 2012.

Strange Silent Film Screens in Syracuse.” Huffington Post, March 15, 2012.

The Other Silent Film To Win An Oscar At This Year’s Academy Awards.” Huffington Post, March 7, 2012.

The Street of Forgotten Men.” Syracuse CineFest, March, 2012.
— essay in festival program

Remy Charlip: San Francisco Connection to Hugo.” San Francisco Chronicle, February 27, 2012.

Now We’re in the Air: the silent cinema and aviation.” San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 2012.

Historic Bay Area Film to Screen in Niles.” Union City Patch, February 23, 2012.

Dizzy Heights: Silent Cinema and Life in the Air.” Berkeley Patch, February 20, 2012.

Beggars of Life with Louise Brooks Screens in New York.” Huffington Post, February 17, 2012.
— published in New York City section; tweeted about by Roger Ebert (see below)

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Napoleon: A Lost Masterpiece Returns.” Huffington Post, February 13, 2012.

Twin Peaks Tunnel film now online.” San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2012.

Dashiell Hammett at Film Noir Festival.” Huffington Post, January 25, 2012.

Historic San Francisco film emerges after 95 years.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 19, 2012.

“Half Moon Bay Silent Film Festival features Buster Keaton.” examiner.com, January 12, 2012.

Howard Hawks Retrospective in Berkeley.” Huffington Post, January 11, 2012.

Georges Méliès, Inspiration for Scorcese’s Hugo, At Niles.” San Leandro Patch, January 7, 2012.

“Silent era screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas dies at age 111.” examiner.com, January 7, 2012.

This Date in San Francisco History.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2012.

2011
“Silent films among those named to 2011 National Film Registry.” examiner.com, December 29, 2011.

Hunchback of Notre Dame at Grace Cathedral on New Year’s Eve.” Huffington Post, December 28, 2011.
— published in Huffington Post San Francisco

She’s So Unusual: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt.” Huffington Post, December 27, 2011.

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush is cinematic masterpiece.” San Francisco Chronicle, December 23, 2011.

Best Film Books of 2011 Are Biographies.” Huffington Post, December 12, 2011.

Oscar-Winner Kevin Brownlow Continues His Labour on Behalf of Cinema.” Huffington Post, December 2, 2011.

Naked Men Everywhere: New Exhibit Reverses the Gaze.” Huffington Post, November 21, 2011.
— published on Huffington Post San Francisco

Lou Gordon and the Original Romney Flip-flop.” Huffington Post, November 21, 2011.
— published in Huffington Post Detroit

Theaters of the San Francisco Peninsula.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 17, 2011.

Spencer Tracy biographer talks about his new book.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 2011.

Film Biographers Take Center Stage in Bay Area.” Huffington Post, October 27, 2011.

Susan Orlean talks Rin Tin Tin.” San Francisco Chronicle, October 26, 2011.

Niles Essanay in Fremont Goes Goth.” Huffington Post, October 21, 2011.

Online Archive Reveals Recorded Voices Of Noted Poets.” Huffington Post, October 20, 2011.

“Theda Bara – the first movie vamp.” examiner.com, October 19, 2011.

Director John Huston – the story of a story-teller revealed in new book.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 28, 2011.

“Silent Film Festival partners with American Conservatory Theater.” examiner.com, September 21, 2011.

Before Contagion, there was Survivors.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 12, 2011.

Novelist Laurie R. King talks silent film, Sherlock Holmes.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 5, 2011.

Pictures and sounds of a gone world.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 1, 2011.

“Once banned film resurfaces 90 years after scandal.” Open Salon, August 25, 2011.
— a Salon editor’s pick

John Bengtson, archeologist of early cinema.” San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 2011.

“Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last in Vacaville.” examiner.com, August 10, 2011.

Walt Disney’s silent inspirations.” San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2011.

“The return of Baby Peggy, the last silent film star.” Open Salon, August 4, 2011.

Lou Reed, Frank Wedekind, Metallica and Lulu.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2011.

He Who Gets Slapped.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Summer 2011.
— program essay in festival booklet

Napoleon’s cinematic exile to end in 2012.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2011.

A baker’s dozen: interesting people at the Silent Film Festival.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2011.

Thomas Gladysz’s most treasured book.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 10, 2011.

Theodore Roszak (1933-2011).” San Francisco Chronicle, July 9, 2011.

“Rudolph Valentino & The Son of the Sheik.” examiner.com, July 8, 2011.

Second oldest in California turns 111.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 6, 2011.

He Who Gets Slapped.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 2011.

Reading the stars: books from old Hollywood.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2011.

“Bronco Billy Festival closes June at Niles.” examiner.com, June 26, 2011.

“Film historian Richard Schickel to speak at Book Passage.” examiner.com, May 3, 2011.

“Before Greg Mortenson and Three Cups of Tea.” Open Salon, April 21, 2011.
Salon editor’s pick

“Louise Brooks film featured at Toronto Silent Film Festival.” examiner.com, April 3, 2011.

“Remembering Richard Leacock.” examiner.com, March 29, 2011.

“Marc Ribot accompanies Chaplin’s The Kid.” examiner.com, March 15, 2011.

“David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film.” examiner.com, March 10, 2011.

“Silent surrealism at the Lark.” examiner.com, March 2, 2011.

“Harold Lloyd, Igor Stravinsky and Co.” examiner.com, February 19, 2011.

“Lulu character featured in new play, Mlle. God.” examiner.com, February 6, 2011.

“Bay Area silent film historian to speak in Hollywood.” examiner.com, January 3, 2011.

A Girl in Every Port.” Starts Thursday!, January 1, 2011.
— guest blog

2010
“Phantom of the Opera at Grace Cathedral New Year’s Eve.” examiner.com, December 29, 2010.

“Early films selected for National Film Registry.” examiner.com, December 28, 2010.

“Sherlock Holmes vs Herlock Sholmes, etc….” examiner.com, December 24, 2010.

“Louise Brooks films celebrated in Paris.” examiner.com, December 23, 2010.

“Silent film conference set for UC Berkeley.” examiner.com, December 21, 2010.

“Local film preservationist does his bit and more.” examiner.com, December 15, 2010.

“Italian Straw Hat to screen in Sacramento with Orchestra.” examiner.com, December 13, 2010.

“Mountain Goats scale Sir Arne’s Treasure at Castro.” examiner.com, December 11, 2010.

Diary of a Lost Girl screens at National Gallery of Art.” examiner.com, December 9, 2010.
— quoted on Alt Film Guide

Jim Tully Revival: Hobo Author Back in Print.”Huffington Post, December 8, 2010.

Best DVDs of 2010: Silent Film.”Huffington Post, December 3, 2010.

“The Passion of Joan of Arc.” examiner.com, November 31, 2010.

Best Film Books for 2010.” Huffington Post, November 30, 2010.

Two New Releases Show Genius of Charlie Chaplin.” Huffington Post, November 24, 2010.

“Early film star Baby Marie dies at age 99.” examiner.com, November 17, 2010.
— see also related piece “Baby Marie Osborne in San Francisco” on San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog

“A Century Ago: The Films of 1910.” examiner.com, November 11, 2010.

“Rufus Wainwright talks Shakespeare, symphonic music, and silent film.” examiner.com, November 6, 2010.

“Moguls and Movie Stars: History of Hollywood starts tonight.” examiner.com, November 1, 2010.

“Silent film marathon with Club Foot Orchestra.” examiner.com, October 29, 2010.

Valley of the Giants.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, October 26, 2010.

“Once lost Northern California film found.” examiner.com, October 25, 2010.

“Silent film celebrated in Shasta County.” examiner.com, October 21, 2010.

“Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres.” examiner.com, October 20, 2010.
— book review

“One woman play about Tilly Wedekind.” examiner.com, October 19, 2010.

“Restored Metropolis screens at Pacific Film Archive.” examiner.com, October 18, 2010.

“Fremont film historian featured on 60 Minutes.” examiner.com, October 16, 2010.

Dear Stinkpot: Letters from Louise Brooks by Jan Wahl.” Huffington Post, October 13, 2010.

“Early Warner Bros. Studios.” examiner.com, October 12, 2010.
— book review

“Carl Th. Dreyer retrospective comes to Berkeley.” examiner.com, October 6, 2010.

“Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood’s Lady Crook .” examiner.com, October 4, 2010.
— book review

“Louise Brooks’ private journals to be revealed.” examiner.com, October 2, 2010.
— tweeted about by Roger Ebert and Neil Gaiman (see below)

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“Cine | Club for teenagers includes silent films.” examiner.com, October 1, 2010.

Joan of Arc film to be shown here.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, September 30, 2010.

The Diary of a Lost Girl: Brief history of a banned book.” Open Salon, September 24, 2010.

The Remarkable Life of Valeska Gert.”Huffington Post, September 24, 2010.

“Rare Louise Brooks film to screen in Niles.” examiner.com, September 21, 2010.

“Rudolph Valentino: The Silent Idol, His Life in Photographs.” examiner.com, September 16, 2010.

“An encounter with a curious character.” Open Salon, September 14, 2010.
— about F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre; a Salon editor’s pick

Six questions with novelist Glen David Gold.” examiner.com, September 13, 2010.

“Restored Metropolis returns to San Francisco.” examiner.com, September 7, 2010.

“1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame to screen in Petaluma.” examiner.com, September 2, 2010.

Rare Oscar to a Film Historian… and the Award Goes to Kevin Brownlow.” Huffington Post, August 31, 2010.

The Secret Historian and the Silent Film Star: One Was Gay.”Huffington Post, August 31, 2010.
— commented on by New York Times critic Dave Kehr; also referenced on the Smithsonian magazine blog; it also led a publisher to revise a book

“Clay Theater to remain open – for now.” examiner.com, August 30, 2010.

“Mining The Prelinger Library & Archives.” examiner.com, August 29, 2010.

A Lost Girl, a Fake Diary, and a Forgotten Author.” Huffington Post, August 26, 2010.

New Chaplin book by Kevin Brownlow.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, August 15, 2010.

Rufus Talks Lulu Plays Denver.”Huffington Post, August 12, 2010.
— published in Denver section

“Historic Clay Theatre to close.” examiner.com, August 11, 2010.
— reported on by sfcitizen.com

Beggars of Life Screens Under the Stars.”Huffington Post, August 10, 2010.
— published in Los Angeles section

‘I Am the Victim of Such a Lascivious Beauty’ Rufus Wainwright on Louise Brooks.”Huffington Post, August 5, 2010.
— interview with the pop star

American Venus.” Starts Thursday!, August 3, 2010.
— guest blog

“Some of the many facets of Polish cinema.” examiner.com, August 2, 2010.

“Restored Metropolis returns to San Francisco.” examiner.com, July 29, 2010.

“The art and history of coming attraction slides.” examiner.com, July 28, 2010.

“San Francisco and the movies.” examiner.com, July 27, 2010.

G.W. Pabst: A Film Director for All Seasons.”Huffington Post, July 13, 2010.

“Pixar Academy Award winner Pete Docter selects funny films.” examiner.com, July 12, 2010.

“The Parade’s Passed By.” examiner.com, July 11, 2010.

“George O’Brien – a man’s man in Hollywood.” examiner.com, July 10, 2010.

Six Questions With Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.”Huffington Post, July 8, 2010.

The Show-Off, with Louise Brooks, screens July 10.” examiner.com, July 7, 2010.

15 Reasons to Attend the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.”Huffington Post, July 7, 2010.

“Berlin film festival features Louise Brooks.” examiner.com, July 6, 2010.

“The return of Norma Talmadge.” examiner.com, July 5, 2010.

“Early San Francisco film wins preservation grant.” examiner.com, June 28, 2010.

“Daisy D’Ora, one-time German actress, dies at age 97.” examiner.com, June 27, 2010.

This handsome fellow.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, June 26, 2010.

Remembering H.A.V. Bulleid, Author and Pioneering Film Historian.” Huffington Post, June 14, 2010.

“The Prisoner of Zenda.” examiner.com, June 12, 2010.

“Major discovery of silent films announced.” examiner.com, June 7, 2010.

Allen Ginsberg: Remembering The Iconic Poet Through His Photography And Words.”Huffington Post, June 4, 2010.

“Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival.” examiner.com, June 3, 2010.

“Six questions with silent film accompanist Tom Peters.” examiner.com, May 25, 2010.

“Six questions with the Dodge Brothers.” examiner.com, May 23, 2010.

“New encyclopedia of German Cinema.” examiner.com, May 19, 2010.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea resurfaces in San Francisco.” examiner.com, May 3, 2010.

“Georges Méliès – Cinemagician of early movies.” examiner.com, April 23, 2010.
— DVD review

Starstruck : Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, April 20, 2010.
— book review

“Niles marks 1906 earthquake.” examiner.com, April 16, 2010.

“Celebrating silent film star Baby Peggy.” examiner.com, April 15, 2010.

“San Francisco Symphony going silent.” examiner.com, April 12, 2010.

“Exploring the avant-garde, or Weldon Kees where are you?” examiner.com, April 7, 2010.
— DVD reviews

A Century of Cinema (in Sacramento).” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, March 31, 2010.

“New book on silent mystery and detective movies.” examiner.com, March 23, 2010.

Anna May Wong.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, March 22, 2010.

“Edison’s Frankenstein – It’s Alive.” examiner.com, March 18, 2010.
— book review

“Buster Keaton gets symphonic treatment in Oakland.” examiner.com, March 17, 2010.

Miss Mend is masterful melodramatic mash-up.” examiner.com, March 16, 2010.
— DVD review

“Silent-era actress Dorothy Janis dies at age 100.” examiner.com, March 12, 2010.

“Mack Sennett’s fun factory.” examiner.com, March 9, 2010.
— book review

“Let her tell you how she feels – the book reviews of Laura Wagner.” examiner.com, March 6, 2010.

The personal touch, with smallpox.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, March 2, 2010.

“Roger Ebert to receive award at San Francisco International Film Festival.” examiner.com, March 1, 2010.

“Cinequest in San Jose shows silents.” examiner.com, February 25, 2010.

“Robert Birchard’s universal history.” examiner.com, February 23, 2010.
— profile / book review

“Local film history can be found online.” examiner.com, February 22, 2010.

“Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt to perform score for silent film – joined by Lemony Snicket.” examiner.com, February 18, 2010.

“Silent Film Festival to screen restored Metropolis this summer.” examiner.com, February 17, 2010.

“Silent film star Karl Dane revealed in new book.” examiner.com, February 15, 2010.

Kevin Brownlow’s Photoplay Productions now online.” examiner.com, February 10, 2010.
— Six months after I wrote “Someday, Brownlow should be given an honorary Oscar for all that he has done,” he became the first film historian given an Academy Award.

Image magazine, and the GEH.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, February 9, 2010.

“Stephin Merritt and Magnetic Fields go silent.” examiner.com, February 1, 2010.

“Early Westerns featured in new book.” examiner.com, January 21, 2010.

“Early Frank Capra films featured in Berkeley.” examiner.com, January 14, 2010.

“Rufus Wainwright pens tribute to silent film star Louise Brooks.” examiner.com, January 12, 2010.

“Steven Severin performs music for silent films.” examiner.com, January 11, 2010.
— about the English musician and co-founder of Siouxsie and the Banshees

New book on Edison’s Frankenstein.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival blog, January 11, 2010.

“Screen hero Richard Dix celebrated in Niles.” examiner.com, January 8, 2010.

“George Lucas’s Blockbusting.” examiner.com, January 7, 2010.
— book review

“New book on Portland theaters joins illustrated series.” examiner.com, January 1, 2010.