A study of the magick in the master. "For Lovecraft, it is not the sleep of reason that breeds monsters, but reason with its eyes agog."
Fellowship of the Ring
A fat magazine feature on Tolkien fandom and the creation of Peter Jackson's epic films.
A review of Edward Whittemore's amazing, hilarious, and occult-savvy Jerusalem Quartet.
The Gods of the Funny Books
Neil Gaiman later told me that this three-way discussion with SF writer Rachel Pollack was the favorite interview he had given.
The Joy of Sticks
A review of Van Burnham's fascinating Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age, 1971-1984.
Game Over: the Mutation of Pinball
A brief history of the evolution and decline of one of the twentieth centurys liveliest machines.
The Soft Machine
An alchemical Deleuzian ode to a kiddie goop toy called Gak; perhaps my maddest piece.
A cultural overview of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the hottest media meme/kiddie-toy infection of the mid-1990s.
Klingon Like Me
Beaming up with hardcore Klingon Trekkers.
Terminal Beach Party
This 1995 piece was the first national feature about Burning Man.
Love and Anarchy
One of my earliest features, this 1991 article about the Rainbow Gathering prompted High Times' Steven Hagar to call me "an intellectual twit."
Mars Gone Wild
Millions of amateur astronomers have pored over pictures of the Red Planet. Experience the thrill of discovery - or self-delusion - for yourself!
Forging the Dragonslayer
Futuristic cyber-mettalurgy meets the ancient alchemical art of the forge.
Dome Sweet Dome
A review of a juicy Bucky Fuller book.
One Trek Mind
A look at "The science of Star Trek" books.