Thursday, April 11, 2024

Coming Soon...


Stanley Kubrick is the most written about filmmaker in the English language. But few biographies have been produced by orthodox Kubrick scholars, and conspiracy theorists now contribute even more ink to his discourse than his historians. This subcategory, known as "Cryptokubrology,” fueled by endless viewings of Room 237 and Reddit boards, believes to have uncovered the secrets of the universe in the director's films, scarcely reading—let alone citing—a single book on the filmmaker. Neither Cryptokubrologists or historians have accounted for the true mysteries of Kubrick's life.

That is, until now.                                                                   

Whether it be the influence of surrealism and The Realist, his strange cousin, the exploitation of Sue Lyon by his former business partner, his presence in Ireland amidst the Troubles and Operation Clockwork Orange, the Profumo-inspired masked ball in Eyes Wide Shut, or the specter John F. Kennedy and his assassination cast over the director's life and career, this volume promises a number of unique insights into Kubrick’s life and work.

Forget all the classic Kubrickian misdirection. Forget the moon landing hoax. Forget the endless Reddit posts.  Forget Room 237. Forget everything you ever knew about Stanley Kubrick. In these pages, the true mysteries of one of the 20th century's greatest enigmas will finally be revealed.


Friday, March 15, 2024

The Fortean Mysteries in LA

It is my great pleasure to announce my upcoming appearance at Los Angeles' Philosophical Research Society --yes, the same outfit founded by Manly P. Hall. And I've got the perfect subject for this engagement: the original Fortean Society

While often overlooked, the Forteans had a considerable presence in Los Angeles. They rubbed elbows with early Hollywood and surrealist circles, providing an intriguing lineage to later movements such as the Discordians. But more importantly, they laid the foundation for the most esoteric interpretation of the UFO phenomena. 

And they did it nearly a year before the famous Kenneth Arnold sighting. It took almost a quarter century before folks like Jacques Vallee and John Keel embraced the metaphysical implications of the phenomena as the Forteans had. 

If you're in the LA area, please consider dropping by. I've got a great presentation planned and the venue is first rate. PRS is worth the price of admission alone, but you also get all kinds of Fortean LA madness. I call that a bargain. 

I'll be making the scene on April 24, 2024 --which is a Wednesday. The presentation starts at 7 pm pst. Tickets are available here.