DAVID SCHWIMMER: As an actor, the training I received was that I walk through...– I’ve been reading Vanity Fair’s oral history of “Friends” and David Schwimmer comes off like that guy at a party who mentions socialist theater, like, A LOT. But, then again, every time he says something in the article, I’m like, “That’s so Ross.”
A Maurice Sendak-inspired songs by one of my favorite Philly bands.
Local filmmaker shows how pot paraphernalia can be... →
Sidebar: Philly’s highest talent when it comes to making glass pipes From the Daily News, May 29, 2012.
This was good training for a writer, for the sooner you accept the fact that you...– “A Psychotonic Childhood,” by Colson Whitehead The way he talks about being an indoor kid in the lede hit home in the funniest way. I was always jealous of sickly Victorian writers because they didn’t have to, like, play recreational soccer. Although, they didn’t have TV...
Truck Stop: Little Baby's Ice Cream →
From the Daily News, May 24, 2012
I can't retweet this because I try to keep the...
I’m in Boston. I wanna fuck a dude who dropped outta high school with a neck tattoo and an uncredited role in The Town and/or The Departed. — Willam Belli (@willambelli) May 24, 2012 So it’s going here because this is glorious. I’m going to start a one-woman protest to have Willam retroactively reinstated on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Bebe Neuwirth brings cabaret show to Prince Music... →
From the Daily News, May 22, 2012. A first in my attempt to interview every member of the “Cheers” cast
Dancers Kate Watson-Wallace, Jaamil Kosoko, Megan... →
From the Daily News, May 21, 2012. The headline makes little to no sense but whatevs.
I’m writing about the Barnes Foundation, a...
Upright Citizens Brigade’s Matt Besser gets his... →
From the Daily News, May 18, 2012
The Society For The Advancement of Social Studies:... →
getsaucedatsass: Tommy is a native Texan who has been moonlighting as a New Yorker for the past 8 years. When he isn’t working as an editor cutting TV commercials you can find him galavanting about NYC drinking, eating and drinking more. He has warmed several benches on football, basketball, volleyball and… God, Tommy is the worst. If you live in NYC, go to this and throw tomatoes at...
Hurban, a Williamstown resident, is a body piercer at Dynasty Tattoo, in...– Best tattoo or bestest tattoo? From: Piercing insight: Man wears future on his wrist by Jason Nark, who responded to my excitement over this tattoo by saying, “thanks, though I knew a narwhal and great white would almost never meet in the wild.” Always after the facts, that Nark.
It came after a night of reading ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ ” he later told...– Mike McGrady, Known for a Literary Hoax, Dies at 78
- If Octomom needs an ‘opponent’, why not a female staffer from the D.N.? How...– From a Letter to the Editor in today’s Daily News. Ring girl? Ring girl!
Oh my god, you guys, the episode of “Cheers” when Sam gives his lucky bottlecap to Shooter McGavin, but then Shooter loses it in Kansas City and Sam starts freaking out to Diane because it was from the last bottle of beer he ever drank and then Sam opens up a beer and stares at it for awhile but doesn’t actually drink it? OhMyGodIWasSoNervous That’s a really fucking great...
Rosenbach Museum and Library honors benefactor... →
From the Daily News, May 9, 2012. I like writing obits, which I guess makes sense considering they’re the first thing I read in the paper.
Mrs. Simpson: For telling me I was a good writer in kindergarten. For telling me who E.B. White was. (His essay “This is New York” would be the reason I applied to NYU.) Mr. Shellington (fourth grade): For teaching us a new Big Word alphabetically each week. I can still name and define all of them: antediluvian, bioluminescence, cacophonous… Mr. O (tenth grade, English): For teaching me to think...
Where to eat, play, stay, and park near The Barnes →
From Philly.com, May 7, 2012.
Bright Lights, Black Lily: Filmmaker remembers... →
From the Daily News, May 7, 2012.
I have a sick fascination with reading bad “Girls” recaps, kinda in the same I like reading mean comments on pieces that I write and weirdly revel in crazy emails crazy people send me. There’s pleasure in that pain. Conversely, I’ve enjoyed Todd VanDerWerff’s reviews at the AV Club, mainly because he hasn’t yet written some horrendous think piece about it yet,...
Steve and Mia: Love triangle troubles →
From the Daily News, May 4, 2012.
Summer Must-See Movies →
From the Daily News, May 4, 2012. Gary Thompson, our film critic, told me to pick the bad ones, so I told the hetero ladies/gay men that “Magic Mike” is Hollywood’s apology for the male gaze and that, yes, “Total Recall,” will still have the three-boobed woman. I actually had two more but they made me swap them out for “The Amazing Spider-Man” and...
Maya Culpa: Penn’s “Maya 2012: Lords of Time”... →
From the Daily News, May 1, 2012. UPDATE: The two e-mails I’ve gotten about this article are yelling at me for making fun of the movie “Apocalypto.” Who knew there were so many “Apocalypto” fans?