Thursday, January 27, 2011

Aether Punch -- Michelle Butler Hallett's Online Study

Aether Punch? Blog. Doodle pad. Portal for my work -- pdfs for free (CC-BY-NC-ND licensed) or for a small fee. Dart over.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"The canaries in Iran's cages" -- Howard Adelman for The Globe and Mail

In today's online edition of The Globe and Mail, Howard Adelman explains why the trial of the seven Baha'is in Iran matters to the entire world.

'Highly irregular'

The long-delayed trial of seven Baha'is in Tehran is underway -- "Initial reports indicate that the trial is marked by numerous violations of legal due process." The accused have been held without charge for nearly two years. Observers are not permitted in the courtroom.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Terry Gilliam interview at

I love movies. I love getting lost in delicious visuals and solid storytelling. Doesn't happen much anymore. The Empire Strikes Back, that was my first kiss. But the first movie that ever made me think, that ever knocked me silly: Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky. Then I saw Brazil, many, many times. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen feels like an overdose of candy, grief, and dancing, and every time I watch it, I learn something. Every time. I find Gilliam's animations are the highlight of any Python episode. His struggles to tell those stories keep me going in my own dark nights. And frankly, I trust him so much as a storyteller that I'd watch him move toothpicks across a tablecloth.

Here's the text of a recent interview with Gilliam at, with some visuals.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Featured at

Novelist Chad Pelley keeps a cool new blog on Atlantic Canadian writing called Salty Ink. He's introducd a new feature on individual writers, 'Shedding Some Ink,' and he starts with me.

Spark-gap transmission / Michelle Butler Hallett

Spark-gap transmission / Michelle Butler Hallett
in progress