Articles 2015-present

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 2015 to today. 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.

If you are interested in checking out more of my online or offline journalism, visit one or more of the following pages.

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

Keeping Up With The Jorgensons at Nugget Fringe Theater Festival.” Sacramento Patch, January 17, 2018.

Best Film Books of 2017: Silent Comedy Edition.” Huffington Post, December 15, 2017.

Best Film Books of 2017.” Huffington Post, December 11, 2017.

The BFI Re-Opens Silent Film Pandora’s Box.” PopMatters, December 7, 2017.

Pola Negri: Her films were silent. She wasn’t.” Huffington Post, December 4, 2017.

Rescuing the Past: The Fall and Rise of Silent Film.” Huffington Post, November 30, 2017.

A World Turned Over: Wellman’s BEGGARS OF LIFE.” Univ. of Wisconsin Cinematheque, November 28, 2017.

The Case for Marion Davies.” Huffington Post, November 22, 2017.

Before Hollywood, there was Fort Lee, New Jersey.” Huffington Post, September 22, 2017.

Two Film Historians and Their Lifelong Labor of Love.” Huffington Post, September 6, 2017.

Louise Brooks, Lost Girl.” Brattle Theater / Film Notes, August 27, 2017.

Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star.” Huffington Post, August 22, 2017.

Now We’re in the Air Travels the World.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Summer, 2017.
— film notes in festival booklet

Long Missing Louise Brooks Film Found.” Huffington Post, March 30, 2017.

Opera with Louise Brooks inspired character debuts in Chicago, and it’s not Lulu.” Huffington Post, February 20, 2017.

Son of Best Film Books of 2016.” Huffington Post, December 5, 2016.

Best Film Books of 2016.” Huffington Post, December 1, 2016.
— editor’s pick

Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.” Huffington Post, November 21, 2016.
— sometimes I have notable readers (see below)

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It’s All True: Bruce Conner at SFMOMA.” Huffington Post, November 18, 2016.

Boogie Woogie Festival Returns to SFJAZZ.” Huffington Post, November 1, 2016.

New Book Surveys Jules Verne on Film.” Huffington Post, October 27, 2016.

Spooky Film History Books for Halloween.” Huffington Post, October 25, 2016.

Girls Will Be Boys in San Francisco.” Huffington Post, May 25, 2016.

getTV Premieres Rare Cary Grant film.” Huffington Post, May 4, 2016.

Lulu in New York: Pandora’s Box at Film Forum.” Huffington Post, March 16, 2016.

I Like Una Merkel, Helen Twelvetrees, and Sally Phipps.” Huffington Post, March 10, 2016.

“The Shadow of My Father.” Fandor, March 2016.

Live365 is Dead, Long Live RadioLulu.” Huffington Post, January 27, 2016.

Memory and Meaning Explored in ‘Book/Marks: What We Leave Behind’.” Huffington Post, January 19, 2016.

A Musical Movie Marathon at LACMA.” Huffington Post, January 13, 2016.

“Windy Riley Goes Hollywood.” Fandor, January, 2016.

“Biggest Books of the Year.” Fandor, December, 2015.

Best Films Books of 2015.” Huffington Post, November 23, 2015.
— this piece received a considerable amount of attention (see below)


Louise Brooks Celebration in San Francisco.” Huffington Post, November 13, 2015.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post San Francisco

Detroit Shines at San Francisco Boogie Woogie Festival.” Huffington Post, November 13, 2015.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post Detroit

Boogie Woogie Festival Now in Third Year.” Huffington Post, November 9, 2015.

Lulu-mania Sweeps New York City.” Huffington Post, November 9, 2015.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post NYC

Danger and Desire: 6 Great Lulus.” Huffington Post, November 9, 2015.

“A dense atmosphere of intense emotions: Diary of a Lost Girl (1929).” Fandor, November, 2015.

The Return of Baby Peggy — The Last Silent Film Star.” Huffington Post, October 21, 2015.

Rick Geary’s New Comic, Louise Brooks: Detective.” Huffington Post, July 7, 2015.

California Welcomes the World: The Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Summer 2015.
— feature in festival booklet

William Gillette and the Making of SHERLOCK HOLMES.” EatDrinkFilms, May 22, 2015.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Celebrates 20th Year.” Huffington Post, May 19, 2015.

Two Earthquake Films to Strike San Francisco on May 29.” Huffington Post, May 13, 2015.

Fair Reading About the Panama Pacific International Exposition.” Huffington Post, April 28, 2015.

Louise Brooks Returns to Detroit in Pandora’s Box.” Huffington Post, March 26, 2015.
— this piece ran in Huffington Post Detroit

Hobo Author Jim Tully Celebrated in New Documentary on PBS.” Huffington Post, February 11, 2015.

Best Film Books of 2014.” Huffington Post, January 5, 2015.