Children of ‘The Cloud’ and Major Tom: Growing Up in the ’80s Under the German Sky

On the 70-year-long presence of American air bases in Germany, and how it has shaped the memory and sense of place of several generations of Germans.

Source: Catapult
Published: Apr 4, 2018
Length: 14 minutes (3,587 words)

Where “It” Was: Rereading Stephen King’s “It” on Its 30th Anniversary

Was It really about a murderous clown, or was it about our ability to forget the horrors of the past?

Published: Sep 11, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2,551 words)

“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 8, 2016
Length: 15 minutes (3,902 words)

The Broken Pop of James Bond Songs

What can the endurance of the messy, campy canon of James Bond theme songs tell us about contemporary popular music?

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 29, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3,049 words)