I Am a Mechanical Man: Robocops and Robowars

Peter Weller as Robocop, 1987. Some movies ought to be left alone. Not because they’re no longer relevant — but because they’re too relevant. José Padiliha’s planned 2013 reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 masterwork Robocop is one such transgression of cinematic and historical decency. In 1987, Robocop was science fiction; now, it’s the nightly news. One wonders … Continue reading

Arthur Magazine: An Appreciation

Arthur Magazine

In Memoriam: Arthur Magazine 2002-2011 (Written for the upcoming issue of SWOON.) I suspect that nobody except those who consciously lived through them will fully understand the deep psychological scarring of the Bush Jr. years. Here we were, fresh into the world, riding high on the utopian promises of the 1990s, only to be spat … Continue reading