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, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.