Author Archives: Patrick Wensink

About Patrick Wensink

Patrick Wensink (@patrickwensink) is the author of the bestselling novel Broken Piano for President and the essay collection Everything Was Great Until it Sucked. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Oxford American, Salon and many less-reputable sources. He lives in Louisville, KY.

The Trouble with Rock Album “Growers”

You will probably hate this, but Patrick Wensink swears it’s a Grower. So read it. And maybe skip the Nick Cave, this time around. Continue reading

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Burt Reynolds and Jean-Luc Godard: Blood Brothers?

Could Smokey and the Bandit II be a lost avant garde classic? Patrick Wensink compares it scene for scene with Godard’s Weekend and finds surprising similarities. Continue reading

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Power Trio: 3 Great Songs from Ohio

Hello, Cleveland! Patrick Wensink does the Buckeye State proud. Times three. Continue reading

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