Tag: movies / music / tv

  • The Paradoxical Appeal of Horror

    The Paradoxical Appeal of Horror

    I write genre fiction—mostly horror. I’m also a brain scientist. Occasionally, I like to combine those things and explore the irrationality of the horror genre with an attempt at rational thought. Have you ever thought about how damn strange horror really is? Yeah yeah, obviously spooky stuff is strange, and it’s always been an outcast of a […]

  • 2022 in Review

    2022 in Review

    It feels like the world is getting back to normal in 2022, but with two important caveats. First, it probably shouldn’t feel this way. More people are dying of COVID now than at many times in the past few years when we rightly freaked out. Yet we’ve stopped doing anything about it. The threat of […]

  • 2021 in Review

    2021 in Review

    I do this little review every year, so I have a record of how things were for me. I don’t have much to write this year, because it felt like a holding pattern, just waiting around for the shitshow of 2020 to settle down, but with no particular new highs or lows to report. I’m […]