Since September 2017, Matthew Asprey Gear has been writing essays on literature, cinema, and travel at a new blog called OPEN SEAS.
‘Evan Hunter’s Jungle Kids‘ in Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre (eds.) Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980 (Oakland: PM Press, 2017).
‘Lester Goran: Wiseguy’ (Mangrove, Fall 2014)
Review of Noah’s Turn (PopMatters, 9 March 2012)
Duke Ellington and Paris 1: Busy Winters (PopMatters, 3 June 2011) and 2: An Interview with Laurent Mignard (PopMatters, 24 June 2011), plus a review of Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra: Ellington French Touch (PopMatters, 25 May 2012).
Listening To Our Parents Talking: Blood on the Tracks and the End of Dylan’s Pastoral Fantasy (PopMatters, 5 May 2010)
Peripatetic Burgess (The End of the World Newsletter, IABF, Jul-Aug 2009)
Introduction to Jack London: San Francisco Stories (Sydney Samizdat Press, 2010)
“Introduction: Organising What We See” with Noel King (Contrappasso: Noir Issue, December 2013)
“Introduction: Writers at the Movies” with Noel King (Contrappasso: Writers at the Movies, April 2015)