Author Archives: Kurt Baumeister

About Kurt Baumeister

Kurt Baumeister’s writing has appeared in Salon, Electric Literature, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and The Good Men Project. His debut novel PAX AMERICANA will be published in 2017 by Stalking Horse Press. A graduate of Emerson’s MFA program, Kurt lives in Virginia. Find him at www.kurtbaumeister.com.

Scream, Dream, Nightmare

In the first installment of his new feature, Kurt Baumeister screams the American scream. Continue reading

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The Bitter and the Sweet: My Upgrade to Windows 10

   I. Like an electronic Benjamin Button, like a newborn at death’s door, my laptop was only a year old but it was already feeling its age. The sadness of that statement shouldn’t be lost on you, nor should the … Continue reading

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The Worst People in America: Wayne LaPierre

Like shooting fish in a barrel. Continue reading

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Seven Things We Don’t Care About This Week: Semi-Crowd-Sourced, Summer Blockbuster, Triple Crown, Jam-Packed-with-Uncaring-and-Caring Edition

Jurassic ANYTHING, and six more. Continue reading

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“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don Draper

Farewell to Dick Whitman. Continue reading

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Rick Perry, Bizarro Superman?

The governor is wearing glasses now, channeling his inner Clark Kent. This does not make him Superman. Continue reading

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Dawn of Irony on the Planet of the Apes

Gary Oldman, Rick Perry, apes…isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? Continue reading

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Let’s Follow This Mickey Mouse Jurisprudence to its Logical Conclusion and Replace the Supreme Court Justices with Nine Cartoon Characters

If they want to act like cartoon characters, SCOTUS should be replaced by cartoon characters. Continue reading

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Dear Frank Underwood, or, There’s a Homicidal Politician Living in my Basement

Frank Underwood is hiding out in Kurt Baumeister’s basement, and he’s writing an advice column. Continue reading

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True Detective: Journey to the End of the American Night

Kurt Baumeister on the new hit from HBO, and its debt to Celine. Continue reading

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