I started this blog in order to write about the intersections of literature, philosophy, and popular culture with the project of political and cultural change in America. Comments and emails become the legal property of The Kugelmass Episodes, because I love to respond to them in follow-up posts.

My writing is primarily concerned with karaoke, television shows, the problems with highway driving, games of chance, and dietary monotony.

I’m working towards a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Irvine.