Donald Goines’s Dopefiend: An Addict’s Insight

  In 1971, America’s ‘war on drugs’ was just gearing up to full steam, and most were naïve enough to believe that the criminalization of drugs and prosecution of users and dealers would solve the issue.  It was the same year that Donald Goines published his debut novel, Dopefiend, a novel that features an ensemble […]

Pulp Fiction: Quentin Tarantino’s Deconstructions Of The American Mythos

  It’s been twenty years since I first saw Pulp Fiction.  I was so enamoured with the film I saw it three times in the theatre.  As a teen, I was draw in by the bizarre and entertaining plotting, the stylistic characters, and the juxtaposition seemingly trivial pop-culture references and hyper-violence.  Having recently heard about […]