AFI Film Fest 2015

Each November in Los Angeles, the American Film Institute holds its free annual AFI Fest featuring a wide array of cinema from all over the world, with many entries having special screenings and premier galas. This year, associate editor Michael McDermit attended several choice screenings and craft talks at AFI, his reviews of these can… More

Stuart Dybek

Author Stuart Dybek explains how blood and lime juice altered his approach to fiction in this fascinating “Fogged Clarity” interview. More

Slowdive’s Neil Halstead

Michael McDermit interviews Slowdive’s Neil Halstead about the band’s reunion tour and the prospects of recording a new album. More

Review: Sam Lipsyte’s “The Fun Parts”

Michael McDermit Sam Lipsyte’s rascally prose is not without a hot-blooded, pumping core. That’s important; probably the most important factor to note of the author’s writing. Too often within today’s fiction (an age where sardonic wit and showbiz irony run unchecked) the idea of a piece is its focal point, while the individuals toiling within… More