Archive for March, 2017

A Matter of Style

I’m so excited to share this with you! Killer Workout’s debut EP, “A Matter of Style,” is now available to download on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp, or stream the album for free on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Interview Magazine

“Star Wars Stars: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford.” Interview Magazine. Jun. 1977. Photos by Matthew Rolston.

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

Madeleine L’Engle

When Heroes Die

Spoilers to follow.

The best Westerns don’t have happy endings. Movies like Unforgiven, High Noon, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid end on the lowest of low notes. Our heroes save the day, but they make tremendous personal sacrifices (most often their lives) in order to do so.

Of course, as far as endings go, there’s none better than John Ford’s The Searchers. Ethan Edwards, a haggard and out-of-place Civil War veteran (John Wayne), rescues his abducted niece (Natalie Wood) and returns her safely home. In one of cinemas most famous and bittersweet scenes, Edwards turns around, forgotten by his family, and walks off into the desert silhouetted by a doorway. It’s a near-perfect ending. The doorway is a threshold between the outlaw West and civilization; a metaphor for the character’s internal struggle to find his place in the modern world. Read more…