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My Cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, Raps It Out: “Or was it Lebanon? Let’s move on.”

My cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, has a new video out. It rocks. Any rap that mentions Grey Poupon and Bradley Cooper is okay by me. Listen, I was saying about her when she was a wise-cracking 3-year-old human, “That … Continue reading

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Boys with Pipes and Goggles, On a Road Somewhere

My grandfather, Anthony Vincent O’Malley, on a road trip to Canada with his buddies, 1920. He’s the greaser on the far right. LOOK at those gorgeous goofballs. My grandmother referred to this road trip as “the infamous trip to Canada” … Continue reading

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1938 Selfie

My grandfather and grandmother. The photo is dated October 13, 1938, and is in an album that my grandmother called “Of Ourselves By Ourselves.” (Hm, there’s a certain Sinn Féin ring to that.) My aunt posted the photo to Facebook … Continue reading

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The O’Briens

My cousin Susan posted this amazing photo on Facebook, one I have never seen. It’s been so wonderful to see everyone else’s photos: since my grandmother died on Wednesday, we’ve all been posting photos. It’s been a great way to … Continue reading

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Four generations: My sister, her daughter, our mother, our grandmother My grandmother (we called her Mama) died yesterday morning. She was in her 90s and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for years. It was a snowy day yesterday, and she … Continue reading

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Six Years

My handsome dad It still seems unreal, I miss him every day, and it is still something I do not care to write about. I only wrote about it once, for, of all things, Pixar Week on The House Next … Continue reading

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The Best Fall TV Shows

… from The Wall Street Journal. Cousin Mike’s show Survivor’s Remorse is listed (“one of the smartest comedies of 2014″), and my great friend Alexandra Billings’ show Transparent is on there too. As my friend Mitchell said to me, “Good … Continue reading

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Cousin Mike on the Windy City Queercast

A great interview with my cousin Mike on the long-running Windy City Queercast, created and hosted by Chicago actress Amy Matheny. My dear friend Mitchell is often a co-host. It’s such a treat when worlds collide like this! Mike talks … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Remorse Already Picked Up For Season 2

Great news for the O’Malley entertainment dynasty: Survivor’s Remorse, produced by LeBron James and my cousin Mike O’Malley, scripts by Mike, has already been picked up for Season 2. It’s fantastic. Funny, unexpected, smart, with wonderful deep acting, and allll … Continue reading

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On Brooklyn Nine-Nine This Sunday …

Keep your ears tuned for “The Ashtar Command”, a song written by my cousin Liam O’Malley, performed by his band, Dr. Mars. It’s from the album Stars in our Favour, out on iTunes. You can check it out and download … Continue reading

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