Author Archives: J. R. Angelella

About J. R. Angelella

J.R. Angelella has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and his award-winning short fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He teaches writing at the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer, Kate Angelella. For more information, visit his website at or follow him on twitter: @jrangelella.

Laws of Gravity Ruined My Life

Laws of Gravity is a 1992 American crime drama film This movie ruined me. The grittiness, the realism, the chaos, the insanity, Brooklyn in the ’90’s, my first introduction to Edie Falco before she was Edie Falco, the vacant streets, … Continue reading

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“ONLY IN THE DARK” | RIP Jason Molina

Jason Molina is gone. I was introduced to Jason Molina’s music a few years ago by a dear friend, Tod Goldberg, who shares a freakishly like-minded musical brain. He recommended I start with the album “Trials and Errors” —> a … Continue reading

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Atomic Book’s 2012 Best Sellers | Fiction

1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 2. And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman 3. So Say The Waiters by Justin Sirois 4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 5. Wildwood by Colin Meloy / Carson Ellis 6. 50 … Continue reading

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Mr. (Largehearted) Boy & My #ZOMBIE Playlist

On July 5, we, Mr. Boy (as I affectionately refer to him when in conversation with myself) and I, collectively celebrated a universal independence as he published the soundtrack to my novel in his voracious read Book Notes series where … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Man With The Villainous Mustache?

One month ago the Underground New York Public Library, a visual library of NYC commuters reading books on subways, posted this picture of the coolest man in America, reading my novel ZOMBIE. If you know this most mustached man (or … Continue reading

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