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Interviewed by Mary L. Tabor on Rarebird Radio

Big thanks to Mary L. Tabor for interviewing me on her radio show! We talked about teaching, creativity, comedy, books, publishing, small presses, and independent bookstores, all in the space of a half-hour! Here's a link, in case you're curious:... Continue Reading →

Inexplicable Need

In the latest installment of my podcast, "Inexplicable Need: An Interview with Shaun Haurin," I get into a heated discussion with a former student about how to address a former professor and also about the title of one of my... Continue Reading →

Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?

A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Loo in the Galaxy

To say I'm a Doctor Who fan is a bit of an understatement, as anyone who's read my first book, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide to Doctor Who, can tell you. So I was rendered... Continue Reading →

Get Real: An Introduction to Realism in American Literature

Here's a short video I put together for my American Lit. II students.

The Psychopath Test

Another semester is now under way, so this will probably be my last review for a little while.

The Salmon of Doubt

Fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently books might enjoy my review of The Salmon Doubt by the late, great Douglas Adams.

Lost at Sea

I suppose I've been doing a lot of reading lately. My review of Jon Ronson's Lost at Sea is now up at 2paragraphs.

The Antidote

Just a quick note to say that my review of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking is now up at 2Paragraphs.

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