Rodger Jacobs has won multiple awards and grants for his work as a journalist, documentary writer and producer, screenwriter, playwright, magazine editor, true crime writer, book critic, columnist, and live event producer. He provided the preface and original inspiration for Jack London: San Francisco Stories (Sydney Samizdat Press) in 2010.
Afterword: Rhymes of a Rolling Stone | 12 May 2010 // 5:00 PM
Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks is a superb work of theater, a classic, albeit cryptic, tale of triumph over adversity.
Tender Is the Night of the Living Dead | 30 Oct 2008 // 6:00 PM
Another slice of social commentary disguised as zombie flash fiction inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald and George Romero.
'Library After Air Raid': On the Survival of Culture Amid the Barbarity of War | 26 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
War is a science, science is an art and art, as Library After Air Raid attests, is everything.
‘Reading Jackie’: When Literary Choices Become Biography | 23 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
Despite her love of books, Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent a lifetime trying to prevent people from writing about her, sometimes with the accompanying threat of legal action. Her entire life was led with one arm thrust outward, eyes cast downward, keeping the world at bay.
Soul of a People: Writing America's Story | 2 Sep 2009 // 9:35 PM
Federal funding for the arts in the U.S. was a contentious issue for FDR's Works Progress Administration.
Ten Bad Dates with De Niro, by Richard T. Kelly | 10 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
A serious (and quite often satiric) cinematic shopping list for moviegoers.
Klegg the Drunk: John Updike on Raymond Carver | 8 Mar 2012 // 12:00 AM
John Updike the East Coast moral aesthete and Raymond Carver the West Coast drunken Everyman had more in common than met the eye.
Something Rare: Ernest Hemingway's Mystic Communion | 1 Feb 2011 // 12:00 AM
The lure of mystery and dread in Catholicism that attracted the fatalistic author.