WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Who’s the bossa the beach? Baden Powell

Here’s one of those remarkable players I was too dumb to pay attention to before he died. He died in 2000 at the age of only 63, so it’s clear … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Braff blew it

Not one to bask in others’ misfortunes, I’m finding it a little hard to hold back the schadenfreude over the early reviews of Zach Braff’s new flick, Wish I Was … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 10 Comments

What is the future of the novel?

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Well, author Craig Nova (The Good Son), sez: Now, in the modern age, the novel is the way we discover what we really believe. …

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another thing I didn’t know about France

Yes, the Amazon/Hachette conflict rages on, and I find myself vacillating between the giant corporation that puts the hammer to beneficent and well-meaning publishers in order to make a few … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it: World Cup edition

The World Cup’s over. Germany/Argentina. To me, it’s a wash.

July 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Children’s stories get the minimalist treatment

Via Brain Pickings, regard these terrific minimalist posters for some of your favorite classic children’s tales. They’re by designer Christian Jackson and can be purchased as posters in a variety … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mick n’ Merry: Wow!

I watched a terrific movie the other night: 20 Feet From Stardom. It’s about the backup singers who effectively stamped the music of the 60s and 70s with that special, … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

My crossword to bear

It’s true. I’m fairly addicted to crossword puzzles. I’ve been doing them my whole life, give or take a few years during adolescence when I was too manic to sit … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 18 Comments

So many choices…but I have a new title for the book

I’ve landed on a title for my new book (formerly Wish I Were Here). The poll results were ambiguous. I’m going on gut instinct folks, and I hope you like … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 23 Comments

Little known facts about Kevin Brennan

Say, I’ll bet you didn’t know that I was a blogger long before What The Hell came along. Yes, and it was a political blog called “Brother Kenya’s Paradigm.” (I … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 7 Comments