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Chicago Memory: That Night I Became a Member of a Monarchy That No Longer Exists

I’m in Chicago now, staying with my friend Mitchell. We’ve been friends since college. Then we were roommates in Chicago, and the adventures we had are legion. Here, we had come home from some night out. We were not drunk, … Continue reading

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The X-Files Premiere Recap in Vulture Mag: Fiction Masquerading as Fact, by Keith Uhlich

Regular readers know that over last year, I binge-watched the entire X-Files series, because I had completely missed the phenomenon the first go-round. I watched a lot of it myself, but then, for fun, I reached out to my friend … Continue reading

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8 Standout TV Performances of 2015

Jeffrey Tambor, Alexandra Billings, “Transparent” My good friend Alexandra Billings is on this list of 8 Standout TV Performances for her role in Transparent: The Amazon series has quickly made itself the place to be for award-winning guest roles, with … Continue reading

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35 Random Facts About Me

Yes, a meme. And yes, I have posted it before. And yes, it now reminds me of Welcome to Me. I would choose 35 different facts if I started it up today. But there are some pretty funny stories here. … Continue reading

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Katie’s Corner: Katharine Hepburn Teaches Us How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes

If you are not familiar with the phenomenon of “Katie’s Corner,” then get you to Youtube instantly. My great friend Alexandra Billings has always done a killer Katharine Hepburn imitation, and in “Katie’s Corner”, she plays a completely loopy Hepburn … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mitchell

To one of my best friends in the world. We met when we were teenagers. We have been through everything together. We have been roommates, travel-buddies, co-workers, partners-in-crime. I’ve documented three of our discussions, where the topics run from Justin … Continue reading

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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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