1. Light and Dark — Thoughts on “The Force Awakens”

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    December 19, 2015 by jamesessj

    Well — that wasn’t so bad. After the prequels, any Star Wars fan could be forgiven for anticipating the worst …
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  2. My Years At “The New Yorker”

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    February 12, 2014 by jamesessj

    James Thurber welcomed me to The New Yorker with a punch to the stomach. In those days that was an …
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  3. Titans of Industry

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    January 26, 2014 by jamesessj

    Chic Stonefellow Born in Romania in 1896, came to the United States by way of an oversized catapult. Was adopted …
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  4. The Josephine of Crime

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    January 13, 2014 by jamesessj

    Holmes was just sticking the needle into his vein — not cocaine, but liquefied bratwurst, which his doctor had recommended …
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  5. World Factbook Update

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    January 6, 2014 by jamesessj

    Djibouti Tiny country the size of a sidecar. Population of roughly fourteen, all of them related, none of them on …
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  6. Surprise Announcement

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    January 3, 2014 by jamesessj

    In a surprise move today, the Vatican announced that it is putting Catholicism up for sale. The brand has suffered …
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  7. Alligator Tamers

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    December 30, 2013 by jamesessj

    Haven’t posted anything for a very long while — been working on longer-form projects — but while in the U.S. …
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