Tom Nealon on WHEY AND WHEY NOT
Tom Nealon on THE MYOPIC CAPTAIN
There is no point. It’s all point.
Tom Nealon on Fritz Leiber’s TWO SOUGHT ADVENTURE
His beats lit up the late ’80s with a genuine fire.
Why did 17th century pies take on fantastical shapes?
What does its chip/crisp flavor range tell us about a country?
An infinitely various condiment, dumbed-down by imperialists.
Did its condiment monoculture bring down the Roman Empire?
How did tomato catsup triumph in the 19th century Catsup War?
The secret history of blood sausages and stews!
In which an English cook repels a French invasion.
Tom Nealon on JENSON’S ROMAN
He documented Creole cuisine at the moment of its invention.
When he leaped, everything seemed possible.
Books can be lovely and readable at the same time.
A green-tongued and hairy-backed icon.
He locates the key to our humanity within the permutations of our weirdness.
Bringing Swiftian vengeance to the streets of America.
Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.
“Don’t rap about your car, rap about what a car *is*.”
“Russia number 1, Iran number 1, USA [spits]”
A hero and victim of pro wrestling’s “kayfabe.”
His brilliance is perpetually muffled.