Rounding Up Other Work: 05/16

Yes, I’ve been gone for a while – haven’t you missed me? The good part is I have an excuse.

While I haven’t had much to put up on this site in recent days, the main reason for that is because I’ve been busy writing for places outside this site over the last couple of weeks. If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen most of these links already, but here they are in case you missed them the first time around:

  • I assume most of you who follow this blog are aware that in addition to TV criticism I also do book reviews over at The Lesser of Two Equals, which is coming back into circulation after a two-month hiatus. My reviews of the short story collection “Machine of Death” and Sarah Vowell’s “Unfamiliar Fishes” just popped up last month, and more reviews and essays to follow as the summer reading list kicks off.
  • In the world of TV criticism, I recently did a guest blog appearance over at TV Surveillance, in which friend of the blog Cory Barker and I teamed up for his Test Pilot series to discuss the first episode of the 1998-99 ABC sitcom Sports Night. Check out what we both had to say about it and stick around for Cory’s own library of reviews, all of which are definitely worth reading.
  • And since I apparently don’t have enough writing projects on hand, I’ve expanded my media umbrella and am now doing the occasional film review over at Threeviewed. Recently founded by Matt Burgess of Australian Gamer, Threeviewed (as the name implies) takes a three-pronged approach to reviews: initial tweet once the film’s over, a shorter review written that same day, and then a more in-depth review a few days later. So far I’ve reviewed the execrable “Your Highness” and the pretty awesome “Hanna.” Check it out, and if you’re into film criticism drop Matt a line – it’s a new site and they’re looking for new voices.

That’s about it for now, but I’m expecting there’ll be more – my energy levels are running on top-speed going into the summer, and as the name implies I’m compiling ideas helplessly. Thanks for reading!

About Les Chappell

The Mad Hatter of media criticism. Co-founder of This Was Television, contributor to The A.V. Club, founder of A Helpless Compiler and The Lesser of Two Equals.
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