"...hyperbolic stories, juxtaposing the ridiculous with the sublime..." -Francine Russo, The Village Voice

"So there I was on Friday night, flying along Houston Street from the Lower East Side to the West Village, a probably ridiculous smile plastered on my face the whole way. I’d just seen “Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story” — an opera with belly laughs...It was the highlight of several recent days spent sampling from the unwieldy buffet that is the New York International Fringe Festival." -Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

Welcome to timothybraun.com your doorway to professional writings and amateur photography pertaining to, but not exclusively about, nights of experimental puppet shows, mango margaritas, Coney Island, kite festivals, aviation themed bars, wombats, opera, gun shows, literary analysis, commentary on sports, cultural, politics, food, religion, ontological psychology of thingies, metaphysical momentums, silliness, puppies, and splendiferous serendipity. Dissecting the creative writing on this website with a Talmudic meticulousness may result in erroneous conclusions and mockery. Please note that I teach at two universities and the writings on this website speaks for neither.

Follow my travel essays "Away, With Dusty" this summer at The Weeklings and #awaywithdusty on Twitter.

My opera Smash will be at the FringeNYC this August. Tickets and info can be had here.

My opera Smash will be at the FringeNYC this August. Tickets and info can be had here.

I was invited to give my lecture "Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter, or The Delusional Gravitas of the Everyman Antihero" at The Alamo Village as part of The Dionysium on June 4th. You can now read it here.

I was invited to give my lecture "Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter, or The Delusional Gravitas of the Everyman Antihero" at The Alamo Village as part of The Dionysium on June 4th. You can now read it here.

My book The Half Life of 64 is now on sale. This will make a great Christmas, Chanukah, or kick-off to the new football season gift for your friends, pets, and miscellaneous loved ones.