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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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New Trailer For New Series, Transparent

The new series called Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, and others, will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Sept. 26. And above, check out the new trailer for it. Beautiful and emotional. It’s already killing me! … Continue reading

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A Rhode Island Day

Spent the entire day outside, bumming around Rhode Island, with my two old and dear friends, Mitchell and Luisa. We went to Newport. We hung out. We sat on the beach for three hours. We got clam cakes. We checked … Continue reading

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Congrats to Alexandra Billings: Transparent

My great friend Alexandra Billings (notably, the first transgendered person to actually play a transgendered person on network television) has been cast in a recurring role in a new series called Transparent – an Amazon original series, with a helluva … Continue reading

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Friends Writing Books

– My great friend Dan Callahan has written a biography of Vanessa Redgrave – Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave – which comes out today! I went to his book party last Saturday night, and the whole joint was festooned … Continue reading

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DVR, by Fielding Edlow

DVR by Fielding Edlow from Fielding Edlow on Vimeo. A short hilarious film written by Fielding Edlow, starring Fielding and her husband Larry Clarke. I’m roaring. Directed and edited by Dave Rock: I love the slow circling pans of the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Roger: Ebert’s Review of Michael Gilio’s Kwik Stop

We were all asked to write our “favorite Roger”, piece of writing, blog-post, commentary track, whatever. I chose Roger Ebert’s review of Kwik Stop, directed by my old friend and fellow Badlands enthusiast, Michael Gilio. Roger didn’t just review this … Continue reading

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Real Sleep No Icebergs

A re-post. I keep mentioning the “Tough Guy” from my past in my SPN re-caps, the Dean Winchester-type, and I’ve written a lot about him. He was so entertaining. He’s well-known to those who’ve read me regularly (mainly from this … Continue reading

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– Allison and I, while in Boston, were snowbound in our hotel on Sunday afternoon. We lay in bed and watched the documentary “The Armstrong Lie”, about Lance Armstrong. It’s fascinating and outrageous. We are a little bit obsessed with … Continue reading

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Elf You

Allison and I, holed up in our hotel room in Boston as the snow whirled down out of the sky, took pictures of ourselves and Allison dropped them into the Go Elf Yourself app, and this was the maniacal result. … Continue reading

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