The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, actor, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Category Archives: Long-Form Essays

Happy if She were Nappy: Thoughts on Storm, the Greatest X-Man

When the MCU reboots the ‘X-Men’ film series, here’s the one change they NEED to make.

Friday, 14 June, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Note I Wrote when I Deleted My Facebook

Last month, I logged on for the first time in three years just to kill my account. Here’s how I told my hundreds of friends.

Sunday, 6 January, 2019 · 1 Comment

Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 5 Comments

Crab Barrel: The Pitfalls of Critiquing work by ‘Your own people’

You know that line between “providing creative criticism” and “being a self-hating sell-out”? It’s not as thin as you think.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 · Leave a comment

Neverland

I spent over 20 years trying to get to New York. I know when it’s time to quit.

Monday, 10 March, 2014 · 1 Comment

Osmosis II: Who hates a Dancing Bear?

My skills get better, but my prospects continue to shrink – WTF?

Friday, 7 March, 2014 · Leave a comment