Broderick Barker is the once-upon-a-time and sometime nom de plume of Matthew Lickona, staff writer and film critic for the San Diego Reader, a weekly newspaper. He lives with his wife and family on the edge of the old Grossmont Artist Colony in La Mesa, California.
Gaga Confidential: Lady Gaga, Madonna, and the Secret Show, with a Special Appearance by H.R. Giger (Vol. 2 of the Korrektiv Press series Lives of Famous Catholics)
Surfing with Mel: a Story in Script Form by Matthew Lickona based upon a Story in Epistolary Form by Joe Eszterhas regarding A Failed Film Project by Mel Gibson based upon The Book of Maccabees by God (Vol. 1 of the Korrektiv Press series Lives of Famous Catholics) Additional materials: Reviews at Goodreads. Interview at The Ironic Catholic. Interview at altcatholicah
Alphonse: A Monster for Our Time, the first two chapters of a graphic novel published by Fallen Man Productions. First issue available for free download here. Additional materials: Article in The Washington Times. Article at Our Sunday Visitor. Interview at The American Catholic. Interview at Word on Fire. Interview at Scrutinies. Still seeking sponsorship for project’s completion.
Swimming with Scapulars: Confessions of a Young Catholic, a memoir published by Loyola Press in 2005.
His reverse-gloss on Pope Benedict XVI’s consideration of eros in the encyclical Deus Caritas Est appeared in Doublethink. The literary magazine Dappled Things published his essay on Catholic fiction, as well as “Meat,” a short story.
His work as a critic and essayist has appeared on various websites, including The Awl, FirstThings.com, InsideCatholic.com, Godspy.com, ImageJournal.org, CalCatholic.com, and DappledThings.org. InsideCatholic.com also hosted his group discussion of Ron Hansen’s novel Exiles.
Late of the blog Godsbody, he joined the Korrektiv in 2010.