John Dolan

John Dolan’s Dispatches

  1. A Confederacy of Quacks: The War Against Antidepressants

    A report by John Dolan, 1:34 p.m. October, 9 2013

    Whatever they are, however they are imagined, antidepressants help.

    Continue reading…

  2. The Dumbest Thing I've Ever Read. Saudi Arabia As The Next Silicon Valley

    A report by John Dolan, 3:35 p.m. August, 14 2013

    Some headlines just smack you in the face. This was the one that hit me today: “Why Saudi Arabia Might Be the Next Silicon Valley,” from TechCrunch.

    Continue reading…

  3. Ian Murphy Outtakes: Part One (Withdrawal)

    A report by John Dolan, 7:26 a.m. August, 6 2013

    Ian Murphy told me so many great stories about his trial and jail time that there wasn't room to include all of them. So I've taken a few of the ...

    Continue reading…

  4. From the Belly of the Beast

    A report by John Dolan, 5:16 p.m. August, 3 2013

    Ian Murphy was jailed for "disorderly conduct and obscenity" by waving a sex toy at a cop. We have his first post-jail interview.

    Continue reading…

  5. A Doctor of Gravitas

    A report by John Dolan, 12:45 p.m. July, 31 2013

    A couple of days ago, I wrote about “The Law of Gravitas” on the leaden tastes of rightwing literati.

    Continue reading…

  6. The Law of Gravitas

    A report by John Dolan, 2 p.m. July, 29 2013

    "Is there a highly regarded novel that is worse than Naked Lunch?"

    Continue reading…

  7. 2 Fat 2 Kiwi

    A report by John Dolan, 10:34 a.m. July, 27 2013

    The BBC's #1 story today is about an immigrant chef who's been told by New Zealand Immigration that he's too fat to be allowed to stay in NZ.

    Continue reading…

  8. Michael Hastings, Dead of Gonzo

    A report by John Dolan, 9:55 a.m. June, 20 2013

    Hastings drove his car into a palm tree in L.A. That seems natural enough. But no.

    Continue reading…

  9. Jack Vance Made Worlds, Over And Over Again

    A report by John Dolan, 9:39 a.m. May, 30 2013

    It’s always a mistake to try to convey the greatness of science fiction to those who’d rather read about divorce on Cape Cod.

    Continue reading…

  10. Amanda Palmer Serenades The Great Killers

    A report by John Dolan, 11:16 a.m. April, 30 2013

    I hate it when they go away! / I’ve found a way to make them stay. / I stab them once, I stab them twice, / I put their body parts on ice...

    Continue reading…

Page 1 of 2. .