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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 ...

Recently

Monday, June 27th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I wrote about having a virtual assistant named Amy for ten days, in the New York Times -I peed on North Carolina's bathroom law, in the New Yorker  

Get Your Shonda On

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In honor of television titan Shonda Rhimes' new memoir, I spent a month saying yes to opportunities that scare me or take me out of my comfort zone, and then wrote about it for the New York Times.

I miss Downton’s Thomas and O’Brien

Monday, January 4th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/downton-by-the-seashore