Monthly Archives: September 2017

Some Drawings

I’ve always drawn during periods when I haven’t done much writing. Here are a few. You can enlarge an image by clicking on it. Advertisements

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Whit Burnett’s Last Discovery – Me

Kevin Spacey plays Whit Burnett in the new film about J. D. Salinger, Rebel in the Rye. When I knew Whit Burnett (one of only a handful of names that I can honestly drop) late in his life, he didn’t resemble Kevin Spacey. He just looked like a kindly elderly gentleman. I was around 30, […]

My Meeting with a Dominatrix

A long time ago, a one-act play I had written – running time of about 45 minutes – was quite successful. It was performed at a number of small theaters in Manhattan and also in several night clubs. The director, Jim, would approach venues; I got us some helpful publicity. Sometimes one of the actors […]


Very short film (2:38) by Tim Sessler, shot with drone lights. Lovely work. Two characters (actually 2 ages of one person), of which I play one:

Segmentation of Popular Culture

American culture used to be much more unified than it is today. There were only three significant TV networks. One “Hit Parade” of popular music. Everyone had read, or at least heard of, Catch 22, Portnoy’s Complaint, and To Kill a Mockingbird. It was the same with movies, sports – even folk music and songs […]

Cover Guy Again

Daniel Bendjy took this photo in Washington Square last fall. NYU bought it from a stock house for the cover of one of this fall’s catalogs. Interesting coincidence: this division of NYU happens to be the one for which I taught creative writing many years ago.