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Naked dinner (and I do not speak rhetorically)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

"Henry," you've probably found yourself thinking, "did you and Greg, on your recent trip to Paris, happen to visit Paris's first nudist restaurant?" Why, yes, yes we did. (And subsequent thanks to subsequent shoutouts from Boing Boing , editor Sam Sifton and climate ...

Getting Shirty with It

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm honored that a tiny part of the New Yorker's current "World Changers" issue is devoted to my tangles with the UNTUCKit shirt empire. (I'm not implying that I'm--or that UNTUCKit--is changing the world. I'm merely marveling at the admirable open-mindedness ...

My Dad, the Car

Monday, December 4th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

What if the Artificial Intelligence voice in your car were your father's--or someone very much like his? My humor piece from this week's New Yorker.

The Bore War

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I recently read seven of the new or newish books about boredom (apparently we are in the midst of a literary "boredom boom") and was not bored. No, wait. I was a tiny bit bored. Not for long, though. My story ...

Recent-ish

Monday, August 14th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I recently reviewed the darkly comic novel "The Last Laugh," by Lynn Freed, for the New York Times Book Review. Opa! (It's set in Greece). -The Colin McEnroe Show, the great public radio show out of Connecticut, had me on for ...

Cookie Monster on the Dole

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's a New Yorker humor piece I did in which I imagine what unemployment will look like for a certain Muppet.

Reaching out/Not reaching out

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-The new "anti self-help" literary genre is full of profanity, for fuck's sake! -Here's a Times story I did about all the new street preachers and huggers-without-portfolio that I've seen popping up on the streets post-election. If restaurants and stores can ...

Recent-ish work

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-This was insanely fun to do: I got to make a video for Vanity Fair called The Donald Trump Holiday Gift Guide. -Here's a Times column about the etiquette of co-working spaces (public offices in which you can rent deskspace) -Some radio ...

How Not to Be a Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I loved being on the public radio show Q to discuss my recent article about online oversharing. The folks at Q have called the segment How Not to Be A Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos.

Recent Yammerings

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In the Times, I've discussed the tyranny of other people's vacation photos, and the etiquette of the empty nest. The former article contains the phrase "comfort bosoms," and I think we can all agree that a good day is a day ...