Favorite SP Critics
Who makes it work?
Patricia Ducey writes fiction, essays, and screenplays from
her home base in California. Her screenplays and teleplays have
placed in the top rounds of the Nichol and Austin competitions,
and her flash fiction and essays can be found at several e-zines,
such as the-phone-book,
Vestal Review, and Mississippi Review.
She earned an MA in Critical Studies (film) from Chapman University and wrote her thesis on Irish film.
Tom Meek is a contributing film critic for the
Boston Phoenix and member of the Boston Society of Film
Critics. He ramblings and rants have also appeared in the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram, Film Threat and E! Online. He
lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, practices yoga religiously and
rides his bike everywhere. Tom is currently working on a collection
of short stories that take place in Boston and the surrounding cityscape.
Thompson is a playwright, fiction writer, film director, producer
and entrepeneur. As a playwright, he was known through the 1980's
and 90's for his socially-relevant plays, TIBET DOES NOT EXIST and
L.A. BOOK OF THE DEAD. His first feature film, CLOUDS
(completed in 1999), received awards and special recognition at
6 U.S. and International Film Festivals, also garnering a theatrical
distribution deal with IN Pictures in 2000.
He co-founded his production/Internet company nextPix
with Diana Takata.
Takata is an entrepreneur, human rights activist, theater and
media producer. In a former life she dedicated time to re-engineering
Fortune 500 financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, and technology companies.
She was also Executive Director of an international non-profit organization
and more recently, the co-founder of nextPix.
Diana has forged numerous high-profile contacts through her work in
human rights, theater and entertainment. She earned her master's degree
Rombes is a professor of English at the University of Detroit
Mercy, where he teaches courses in film, creative writing, and postmodern
literature, and where he co-edits the journal Post Identity.
His essays on David Lynch, Fight Club, and serial killer
cinema have appeared in CTHEORY, Post Script, and
numerous other journals. He writes regularly on new music for
Exquisite Corpse, where his fiction has also appeared.
teaches in the Department of English at University of Detroit Mercy.
He is also the founder of Atomic
Quill Media, and is the author of
two crime fiction novels (Black Moss Press). This exclusive photo
shows Professor Dugdale preparing to tackle a Flaming Lamborghini
in the bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Macau.
Neff is the creator and chief editor of WebdelSol.Com. He is also
Executive Director of the WDS Association, and a publisher of several
literary arts magazines including Del Sol Review, 5_Trope, In Posse
Review, Perihelion, , and La Petite Zine. His own literary
work has appeared in numerous publications including American Way
(First Annual Faux Faulkner Contest), North American Review,
Pittsburgh Quarterly, Quarterly West, Conjunctions, Octavo,
and The Literary Review.
Mani is a fiction writer, programmer, and a teacher of computational
linguistics at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in a
variety of venues, including Kimera, Poetry and Story, and
The Reston Review. Recently he completed a non-fiction book
called "Travels in Ectopia." In his youth, he studied under Carlos
Fuentes at UPenn.