Howl Inside the Hornet’s Nest (Weekly Links)

James Franco as Ginsberg, burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night

Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. “Like a middling-quality TV cop show.”

Inside Job. “An overwhelming sense of foxes being hired to guard chicken coops.”

Howl. “Ginsberg didn’t ask anybody’s permission to be liberated; he simply declared it.”

Douchebag. “A new kind of rogue.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talked with Marcie Sillman about scary movies for Halloween. That’s archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 14-minute mark.

Weekend things: Sunday afternoon I introduce a free screening of Carl-Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr at the Frye Art Museum; details here.

And the authors of Rotten will be hanging around the ZomBcon this weekend at the Seattle Center. George Romero and Bruce Campbell also on the scene.