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Identity Theft: Never Tell a Rock...

on July 22, 2014 by

A typical midweek night will see me propped up in bed binge watching a premium-cable show flanked by Buster and Aussie, my…

The Necessary Evils of Being...

on July 15, 2014 by

I’ve always been a terrible snob, but almost everyone is, in one way or another. We all judge negatively from time to…

REVIEW: ‘Boyhood’ Is a Subdued...

on July 11, 2014 by

Ever since he helped lay the foundations for the American indie film with Slackers, Richard Linklater has experimented with narrative form and…

Relationships: We Are Slaves to the...

on July 8, 2014 by

I have been romantically involved on and off for almost five years with a guy I’ll call Chris because that’s his real…

Production: Why Strategic Patience...

on July 2, 2014 by

It was while talking to a friend about romantic relationships that I first formulated the term ‘strategic patience’. I’m not a foreign-policy…

Writing: Fiction Must Be Stranger...

on June 24, 2014 by

Midway through a pitch at Showtime a few years ago I literally lost the plot. I’d flown in to Los Angeles from…

Content Creation: Talking to...

on June 17, 2014 by

I’m on Reddit about as much as I’m on Facebook. What amazes many other Redditors is we get far more comments and…

REVIEW: Gay Is the New Blackface in...

on June 13, 2014 by

One of the more oddly refreshing aspects of the Jump Street franchise is that the movies are far better than the trailers….

The Cognitive Dissonance of the...

on June 10, 2014 by

I’ve long learned to skim over online comments left by wingnuts both right and left. Just as you know to steer clear…

REVIEW: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is a...

on June 6, 2014 by

If the Hollywood blockbuster were baby formula, then Tom Cruise’s face would be on the jar. Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is…