From the Battlefield to the Blacklist: Warner Bros. on the Frontlines (in progress)
From the Headlines to Hollywood: The Birth and Boom of Warner Bros. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
“Patriotic Propaganda: How Hollywood Defended Anti-Nazi Production Trends Prior to World War II.” (in-development).
“Rod Serling’s Vast Promised Land: Battling Sponsors, Debating the FCC, and Fighting for Mature Television 1959-1966.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television. (September 2017).
“Hughes, Hawks, and Hays: The Monumental Censorship Battle Over Scarface (1932).” The Journal of American Culture (June 2017).
“Superhero Films: A Fascist National Complex or Exemplars of Moral Virtue?” Journal of Religion & Film (Scheduled for publication in 2017).
“Affirmation of Myth and Nostalgia in The Shootist (1976) and True Grit (2010),” published in the The Quint: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly from the North; summer 2015.
“Faith Under the Fedora: Indiana Jones and the Heroic Journey Towards God,” published in the Journal of Religion & Film; October 2014.
“Aristotle and the Wild West: The Western as Rhetorical Device.” Classics and the Western, edited by Sue Matheson. (Due out 2018 from MacFarland Press).
“Individuation and the Psychology of Rebirth.” Wonder Woman Psychology. Co-authored with Caitlin Yogerst, edited by Travis Langley and Mara Wood (Sterling Publishing, 2017).
“Rules for Surviving a Horror-Comedy: Satiric Genre Transformation from Scream to Zombieland.” The Laughing Dead: The Horror-Comedy Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland. Edited by Cynthia Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
“How Stan Lee Became The Man Behind Marvel.” Los Angeles Review of Books. Scheduled for publication - 2018.
“The Man Who Saved Movies From Thomas Edison’s Monopoly.” The Washington Post. December 5th, 2017 (online), January 28th, 2018 (print edition).
“Hollywood, Los Angeles Spies, and the Underground Battle Against Hitler.” Los Angeles Review of Books. October 23rd, 2017.
“The Real and Imagined in Douglash Rushkoff’s Aleister & Adolf.” Los Angeles Review of Books. October 21st, 2017.
“In An Always-On World, Maybe We Don’t Need to Watch It All – Right Now.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. March 23rd, 2015.
“Stop Calling Superheroes Fascist.” The Atlantic. December 3rd, 2013.