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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and totally brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, you are missing out. (You are also missing out if you haven’t been … Continue reading

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Chicago: Go See Santaland Diaries!

It’s become a Chicago theatrical tradition. I’ve seen it a couple of times. It’s an adaptation of David Sedaris’ hilarious tale of working as one of Santa’s elves at Macy’s. Starring my old dear friend Mitchell Fain who RULES in … 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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Making a New Friend as an Adult: Looking Back

Allison and I met at a dinner party held at someone’s industrial loft/apartment out in Brooklyn, with the Brooklyn Bridge looming grandly in the windows. The loft was so big we played Frisbee, and at one point a person circled … Continue reading

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One Of My Favorite Clips

Bobby Darin on The Judy Garland Show, singing “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore”. My friends and I have memorized this entire performance. Every gesture, every hand-clap, every jaw-tighten, and, of course, the ferocious “MICHAEL” that closes it out. The random … Continue reading

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Halloween-Costumes-Through-the-Years Montage

In honor of Halloween, these are the photos that exist. I do remember other costumes but I lack evidence. The first Halloween costume in the recorded history of my life shows me as a witch with a bright blonde plastic … Continue reading

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Paley Center, October 18th: The Cast of Hannibal

My good friend Keith Uhlich, who moderated an extremely entertaining QA with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at the Paley Center for Media last year, will be moderating another discussion there this Saturday, only this time on Hannibal! Keith will … Continue reading

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“But at that point in my life, I was done playing transgender characters in the hospital, going to the hospital. I was done wearing the gown!” – Alexandra Billings

A beautiful interview (it made me cry, dammit!) with Alex Billings on her role as Davina in Transparent. As she mentions in the interview, she does work “through a lens of kindness.” In every aspect of her life. It’s such … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

I won’t even state how long ago this was, but I will say that David and I are still friends (he’s one of my best friends), we still live within 20 miles of each other. I have known him (and … Continue reading

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Transparent Renewed For Second Season

If you haven’t watched the first season, do yourself a favor and check it out on Amazon. It’s so good. Strange and poignant, dark and tender, really funny, wonderful cast, and I’m not just saying that because Alex Billings is … Continue reading

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