I have published over 100 essays, reviews, and columns since 2006. Here are a few of my favorites.

Pak Sheung Chuen Takes on San Antonio

Originally published by the San Antonio Current. When I sit down with Hong Kong-based artist Pak Sheung Chuen, he opens a small black notebook filled with scrawled Chinese script and abstract drawings, produced while exploring San Antonio over the past…

Everyday Algorithms

Originally published by Pastelegram. On the evening of March 5, 1968, John Cage sat down to play a game of chess with Marcel Duchamp. A bottle of wine sat on the table between them. Duchamp smoked a cigar, Cage a cigarette. Duchamp’s wife Teeny sat…

Editing the river

Originally published by Plaza de Armas.  When the city of San Jose, California, was redeveloping its downtown in the early 1980s, initial master plans completely ignored the Guadalupe River, which runs along the edge of the central business…

Shrinking Neighborhoods to Strengthen Communities

Originally published by Plaza de Armas. On a recent drive through the Government Hill neighborhood, along the edge of Ft Sam Houston, urban developer Peter French noticed something curious: a cluster of eight small homes with a private parking court. The…

James Castle: Books at Lawrence Markey Gallery

Originally published by Art Lies. James Castle’s work is an art critic’s Rorschach test: there are so many interpretive possibilities and so few contextual constraints that reviews of his drawings, collages and books often reveal more about the…

Joe McPhee and John Butcher at The Hill

Originally published by Glasstire. May’s Cafe is the only business in Cornudas, TX, a city with a population under ten. When you pull up, there’s a sign that proudly announces that their Cornudas Burger is the best in town. It’s served on…