WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

One of these days he might be in your town

Inexplicably, über-famous author, Colson Whitehead, came to nearby Auburn, California, for a reading and moderated discussion last Monday. For a guy like that, Auburn is definitely off the beaten track, … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 10 Comments

What The Hell held hostage – Day 3

Update: The ransom has been paid! What The Hell gets to keep its thumbs! Thank you, music lovers. And remember, “With a happy tune, anybody can be a singer.”

March 20, 2017 · 6 Comments

What The Hell held hostage – Day 2

Regular programming will return when 20 people have listened to “Cradle to Grave.” Spend 5:20 and let the readers of What The Hell have what they crave. Otherwise, the kid … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 6 Comments

What The Hell held hostage – Day 1

Regular programming will return when 20 people have listened to “Cradle to Grave.” Spend 5:20 and let the readers of What The Hell have what they crave. Current count: 12!

March 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

A timely tune from What The Hell

Here’s a little bossa nova number I did to help you get used to omnipresent government surveillance. It’s a fact of life, you know. But, as the lyrics point out, … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

I can edit your shorter pieces too, you know

This couldn’t hurt. You’re getting a short story ready to submit to a contest or an anthology and you think maybe it could use a little brush-up or some tweaking. … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 8 Comments

Things Trump has done since last Wednesday

Morale (mine, that is) is sinking like a pearl in the septic tank. Why? All this just since March 8: ・Entertained former primary rival, Ted Cruz, at the White House. … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 7 Comments

Budding young journalists

Halfway through the school year, my journalism teacher, Mr. S., appointed me co-editor of the school paper, Tigerism. (Yes, plenty of class clowns referred to it as Tiger Jism. How … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 6 Comments

Open door policy

The older I get — and sixty is just around the corner in May — I see that I’ve actually developed a philosophy of life at this late date. I … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 24 Comments

A Fascinating journey

Maybe this will make you want to read Fascination. Turns out this country is full of near-secret pinball parlors, where aficionados of the old-school amusement sneak in for a fix. … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 4 Comments