My latest Opium Traces article is now online over at PopMatters…it’s the first of a two-part look at pop representations of the American War in Vietnam.
First up, Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American and the two film adaptations…
Hey hey hey just in time to be timely, my latest Opium Traces column has been posted on PopMatters…a meditation on Han Bang Qing’s 1890s novel The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai and Hou Hsiao Hsien’s 1998 film adpation Flowers of Shanghai.
Check out the full article here: http://www.popmatters.com/column/life-in-the-interzone-in-old-shanghai/
Here’s my latest Opium Traces article, a meditation on the book and film The Year of Living Dangerously, set in Indonesia on the eve of the 1965 coup.
Check it out along with all the other great material on popmatters and support independent media by sharing with your like-minded friends.
My latest Opium Traces feature column is now available at popmatters.com. It’s a take-down of the latest John Burdett novel The Bangkok Asset which misses the mark so widely that it may signal the end of the once incrediable Jitpleecheep detective series.
So my most recent Opium Traces article on popmatters.com actually came out about a month ago and I totally missed it!
But you don’t have to: http://www.popmatters.com/column/death-tripping-enter-the-void/
A discussion of Gaspar Noe’s film Enter the Void and the so-called Tibetan Book of the Dead…ready to get your psychedelic groove on?