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I'm appearing on a panel tonight discussing criticism in the digital milieu of today. That shounds fancy, but ultimately it'll hopefully just be a really good discussion between some local cultural critics and an engaged audience. That's what I'm hoping for. It takes place at Maybe Stage tonight and kicks off at 7 p.m. sharp , so don't be late! Jim DeRogatis is moderating the panel, and the attendees include Andrew Barber (editor of the hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive), Donna Seaman (who writes about books for Booklist and other outlets), LaShawn [...]
I'm all about supporting experimental models of selling good writing. I admit I'm a luck sonofabitch, because I've been writing for so long I've got a nice little niche I'm happy with, and since I also work a 9-to-5 I'm free to not fall prey to fighting for freelance dollars on site that survive on listacles * and stories that unfold over 25 piece photo galleries designed to up pageviews. ** So when Maura Johnston got fired from The Village Voice and decided to stop chasing pageviews and start her own [...]
When you take booze out of your consideration set your belly shrinks while your wallet gets fatter. Truth.
Events over the last days have shown me the importance of being a good person. You never know what's going to happen. And once bad things happen you may never have the chance to be a good person again.
Anything I write about today's events would just be pitiful at this point since there's still just too much unknown, but my very first thoughts went to a longtime blogging friend based in Boston and how if I was worried about her, someone I've never met, how absolutely and unbelievably wrenching this must be for residents and visitors to Boston and their friends and family right now.
Hey, are you on Vine? I am! I have been for a while. If you feel like it you can follow me under tankboy . And in return you get such cuteness as this.
My dad was in the army with Gene Siskel, so they knew each other, somewhat. My connection was with Roger Ebert. I knew him as the dour other half whose thumb pointed downward more often than upward when it came to movies I liked as a kid. But our tastes converged when it came to Pink Floyd's The Wall. So it's weird that this week sees both the first time I've ever watched The Wall on a big screen and the passing of Ebert, just a little while ago. I was a Pink Floyd NUT near the [...]
Is any one sad to see Jay Leno go? Nope, didn't think so.
I'm back in town. My weeks of being on the road have drawn to an end. It's funny that while I'm still neck deep in the project I've been traveling with, I also need to immediately familiarize myself with the status of all the other work that's been chugging along in my absence. It's daunting, but it's nice to have the change of pace and shift my focus. I've gotten used to all this moving around for the 9-to-5,and I wouldn't argue were I offered more. But it is swell to be home, for however long [...]
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