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Topics Allison and I Discussed This Weekend

Corporate America — Amazon — Work culture — CEO as possible sociopath New York Times public editor’s function as independent reactor/ombudsman The structure of German U-Boats — claustrophobia — gross smells — the sinking of said U-boats ——-scratches found on … Continue reading

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S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret, by Alexandra Billings

My great friend Alexandra Billings, who has a great supporting role in the Golden-Glove-award-winning Amazon series Transparent, who is a professor of acting, my partner-in-crime in all things Celebrity Cult (you know the one I mean), a brilliant cabaret performer … Continue reading

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An Ode to E.B. White and a Very Special Teacher

I post this every year at the beginning of the school year, in honor of all the teachers out there – the teachers I know, and the teachers I’ve had. Here is my favorite teacher-story of all. You make a … Continue reading

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Transparent: 11 Emmy Nominations

My friend Alex, who is on the show, filmed this video of the Transparent cast and crew partying after the nominations were announced. Transparent got 11 nominations. Major. Congratulations to all!

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“You Seem Really Really Bitter. I’m Still Talking.” – Alexandra Billings

Things Are Going Great For Me with J. Claude Deering: Alex Billings (Transparent) – watch more funny videos “This seems very … frail.” Dying …

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“His” “Her”, etc.

My great friend Alexandra Billings weighs in beautifully on the Bruce/Caitlyn thing over at the Huffington Post. As we figure this out, all of us together, let’s try to keep in mind that the beautiful part of you is always … Continue reading

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Grounded, by George Brant, at The Public

Grounded, by playwright George Brant, tells the story of a cocky Air Force pilot, grounded initially because she got pregnant, and then transferred to what she calls “the chairforce,” pilots who sit in trailers on bases thousands of miles away … Continue reading

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At the Public Theater: Grounded, by George Brant

An old old friend of mine, George Brant, has written a play that just opened at The Public, and it’s directed by Julie Taymor and starring Anne Hathaway. It is called Grounded, and it’s already had successful runs all over … Continue reading

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Transparent wins Best Comedy Series at GLAAD awards

Transparent creator Jill Soloway accepted the GLAAD award for Best Comedy Series last night in a beautiful and fun speech, the stage crowded with cast/writers/crew/producers. And yes, my good friend Alex is up there as well. Congratulations to everyone! I … Continue reading

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The Cast of Transparent Post Golden Globes

The first question comes, and Jeffrey Tambor passes it right to Alex. And look what happens. The fact that he would pass it to her, and give her that space (“tell them what you just told me”) says worlds, says … Continue reading

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