Mike Dell’Aquila earned a B.A. from Penn State University and an M.A. Brooklyn College. His writing has appeared in a variety of print and online publications including KGB Bar Literary Magazine, Writing Our Way Home, Paterson Literary Review, Florida English Literary Journal, Italian Americana, and Kalliope: A Penn State Literary Journal. His short story “Growth” was the first-place winner in the 2010 AICW short story contest. He is currently at work on his first novel and also maintains a blog at mikedellaquila.blogspot.com.
Homeland: Women in Charge in Post-9/11 America
How Showtime’s drama won an Emmy and became the best show on TV.
Fast Breaks: The Lakers Bet on Mike D’Antoni
Plus: Andrew Bynum’s bowling blunder, LeBron James’s dominance, wily veterans, and the shoes and video games of the ’90s.
Fast Breaks: The Timidity of Kevin Durant
Plus: James Harden’s surge, Knicks vs. Nets, the Hall of Fame Lakers, and the old UNC stars.
Penn State Football: Not Too Big to Fail
Analyzing the Sandusky scandal fallout through the prism of an ancient Roman law.
Fact vs. Fiction vs. History: Umberto Eco’s Baudolino
The historical lessons of the Italian author’s fantastical novel.
Having Fun with Jonathan Ames’s The Alcoholic
Why this entertaining story fails to add anything innovative to the genre of the graphic novel.