Christopher John Stephens

Christopher John Stephens is an adjunct college English Instructor at Northeastern University and Bunker Hill Community College.

Features // 16 Articles
Columns // 19 Articles
Reviews // 12 Articles
//Features

The Photographic Career of Usher "Weegee" Fellig, the "Predecessor of Noise" and "Chatter" | 27 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

A collection of 620 photos of New Yorkers in the '30s and '40s, many never-before-seen, from the legendary photojournalist Usher "Weegee" Fellig (1899-1968.)

Paul Simon and the Flipside of "Feelin Groovy" | 6 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

This is why Paul Simon's songs of darkness, bridges, and boxers still matter in these troubling times.

//Columns

Take It on the Chin: Marc Maron's WTF Podcast in Print | 1 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM

Waiting for the Punch an engaging read of excerpts from the WTF Podcast, shows that "(E)veryone’s journey to the bottom is different."

'Eye Chart' Is About Much More Than Just Identifying Objects Near and Far | 18 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

The "Object Lessons" series continues with this brief but rich exploration into why we see, when we see, how clearly we see, and what we understand about the things we see.

//Reviews

Inform, Provoke, Challenge, Entertain: 'Best American Essays 2017' | 16 Oct 2017 // 3:30 AM

This year's collection of Best American Essays seamlessly blends the political, personal and universal. Most of them do it very well.

T.C. Boyle's 'The Relive Box and Other Stories' Will Leave You Reeling | 12 Oct 2017 // 6:30 AM

Humorous, compassionate, unpredictable, weathered (literally and figuratively), brutal, and magically realistic -- this is a collection of stories that matters.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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