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Reading: Wednesday 28 October (tonight!)
October 28, 2009 – 12:08 PM | No Comment

Come see me read at "How I Learned," hosted by Blaise K — the month's theme is "How I Learned What Everybody Else Already Knew." Not sure what I'll be talking about yet, but the …

Contest/Support Local Biz: Asirda, Greg Heffley, and PayPal
October 15, 2009 – 9:29 PM | 12 Comments
Contest/Support Local Biz: Asirda, Greg Heffley, and PayPal

I just said a mouthful!
An odd and an end first: 1) my review of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is up on Monkey See — great read, as usz (Kinney, not …

Brooklyn Diners, Brokelyn-style
August 24, 2009 – 3:42 PM | 8 Comments

My piece for Brokelyn on top-five diner plates around the borough; great pix by their staff photog, too. Stay tuned to Brooklyn Diners tonight for a review of the Emphasis in Bay Ridge.

It's just a bill…
August 11, 2009 – 3:29 PM | 14 Comments

My piece for Monkey See on The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter, and the frustrations of being a currency nerd. The short version: it's a good book; I spend too …

Support Local Biz: August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009 – 11:50 AM | 3 Comments
Support Local Biz: August 6, 2009

Reader Amalie is putting together a collection of plays and one-acts for performances affiliated with the Berkeley, CA Public Library — including a few of the Famous Ghost Monologues. (Mary Charles McCormack, Mary Katherine Tomiczek, …

"Melo-prom-a"
May 14, 2009 – 3:49 PM | No Comment

My latest 90210 recap at SOAPnet:

Silver certainly won't win again next year, since she uses the occasion to deliver a speech about how she's had a hard year and she doesn't know who she is …

"Psychic Friends"
April 22, 2009 – 4:46 PM | No Comment

The latest 90210 recap at Soapnet.com:

The Wilsons have finally sold their house in Kansas. The sole purpose of this development is apparently to inspire a subplot about Harry refusing to sell his Big Mouth Billy …

"Crazy Train"
April 8, 2009 – 10:00 AM | No Comment

90210 118, "Off The Rails":

Silver, having abandoned her car downtown and freaked everyone out all the more, is at the train depot, blathering on to a stranger who looks like Denis Leary about chemical reactions …

Meet the new boss
April 2, 2009 – 8:11 AM | 20 Comments

Please head on over to my day job: the new blog at wenn.com, which formally launches today. Get your fill of celebrity snark, and feel free to tip us on your celeb sightings and/or gossip …

"Mad World"
April 1, 2009 – 2:39 PM | 6 Comments

New 90210 recap up at Soapnet:

Silver needs to be alone for a while, too — in a padded room, because girlfriend has all-caps LOST IT. She and Dixon have taken their relationship to a somewhat …