Chris Welzenbach

Chris Welzenbach is a playwright (“Downsize”) who for many years was a member of Walkabout Theater in Chicago. He can be reached at

NASA’s Nazis: the Men Behind “The First Man”

Strange Affinity: How David Foster Wallace Became Enamored With John McCain

The Specter of Hyperinflation: Remarque’s “The Black Obelisk”

When Spielberg Did D-Day

Force of Evil: Abraham Polonsky and Anti-Capitalist Noir

The Plight of the “Other”: Immigrants and Refugees in America’s Heartland

Journey Through Trump’s America

“The Death Ship:” An Allegory for Today’s World

Sinister Distortions: the Rightwing Politics of Eastwood’s “Sully”

The Forgotten Sneak Attack

Trump Country

The Establishment and the Chattering Hack: a Response to Nicholas Lemann

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

The Diminution of Chris Hayes

The Real Godfather of Gonzo: William Hazlitt

The Further Nullification of Philip K. Dick