The latest installment of my increasingly delirious Berlinale Journal is up, covering Elegy, Kirschblueten, Elite Squad, Heavy Metal in Baghdad, Sparrow, and United Red Army. Writing it cost me the screening of Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky, now a favorite for the Golden Bear — hopefully, I can catch a repeat. Since then, I’ve seen Hong Sangsoo’s Night and Day (****), Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure (***), an absinthe-fueled screening of the Kinski doc Jesus Christus Erloeser (****), and Madonna’s Filth and Wisdom (a very surprising ***). Stay tuned for more.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, founded Germany's first online literary journal, the writer's community Fictionaut, and West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English and have lived in New York City, Wiesbaden, Germany, New Orleans, and the Dominican Republic. I currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin. You've come to the right place to find out more about me and my projects.