Category Writing

How to Be an Artist on Our Team

We are looking for artists to illustrate our book series and we want you to apply! What You Get J & B Publishing is always on the lookout for talented artists. We accept a variety of mediums – everything from comics-style pencil-on-paper to illlustrated calligraphy to silk screens – and prefer to work with artists […]

How to Write as a Member of Our Team

Jamal Barbari and I are looking for writers at J & B Publishing and we want you to submit. What You Get J & B Publishing recognizes the need to operate differently from most publishers in the dynamic new version of the books industry. As such, we offer a comprehensive package of coaching, development and […]

The Universe-Centric Approach to Publishing

When I proposed co-founding J & B Publishing to my friend Jamal Barbari, I knew that we’d need to come up with something unique, some way to stand apart from the thousands of other small publishers. We both dove into the industry, cased the competition and contacted the most commercially successful authors we knew. What […]

Launch of My New Business

I’m very happy to announce my newly established business, J & B Publishing. Co-founder Jamal Barbari and I have just released our first book, Joshua and the Chosen People. We have a lot of cool projects ongoing, exciting artists already onboard and opportunities for new writers, all of which you can peruse at jandbpublish.com. If […]

Black Widow, the Girl Scouts and the Fonts of Corruption

There were several places in the new Black Widow movie where the director intended to shock us. There’s a missile strike out of nowhere and a main heroic character attempting to murder a child. However, the moment that shocked me the most is the scene where Black Widow mocks a male character for failing to […]

Joshua and the Chosen People Completes My Trilogy

Have you ever broken up amicably with a romantic partner? Have you ever seen that person go on to find happiness with someone else? Have you ever felt equally happy for them, a little jealous and undeniably sad to know they’re gone forever? That’s kind of how I feel about wrapping up my third novel, […]

Freeberation, the Logically Tortured History of “Freedom” and “Liberation”

Some words are flexible. Love, for example, might encompass your feelings for ice cream, the relationship you have with a grandparent and the things you do at night with your spouse. Some words are even more flexible, encompassing not just diverse concepts but diametrically opposed concepts. For example, you might organize a protest for freedom […]

I Do Care (About Money) – A Song Translation Project

“I 돈 Care” is a song by comedy group “The Brave Guys.” That “돈” part of the song title means “money” in Korean and is pronounced “don,” which is close enough to “don’t” to make the whole thing a nerdy, bilingual pun. It is legitimately a funny song, and I’m aware that nobody in Korea […]

Downtown Baby by Bloo

I heard this song for the first time in the gym and, I gotta say, it’s a weird song for a gym, or at least the gym I go to. I’m used to (mostly tuning out) bouncy pop songs, a little EDM and bubble gum hip hop. This typical background banality certainly made the transition […]

The Potency!

  Crippling dandruff! Unforgivable nipple abuse! Viking space poetry! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Potency! is officially available and, just between you and me, absolutely required if you wish to participate in fashionable society this summer. Indeed, scientifically, metaphysically and grammatically proven benefits of The Potency! ownership include the following: 1. Make your husband’s mistress […]