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Lonely Is an Eyesore

I don’t know when I’ve had as much fun reporting an article as I did hanging out with the Lonely Island for this Rolling Stone feature. When I asked where they wanted to meet, the answer was at the Universal Studios theme park, so they could go on the Transformers ride. Plus, we took in […]

posted 13 June 2013 in Articles, Outside. 1 comment

Shell Shocked

You have probably already heard the news of Michelle Shocked’s onstage meltdown and rant against gay marriage, which seems to have put the kibosh on her current tour, and possibly her career. Previously, she was not just a warrior for progressive politics, but imbued with a generous spirit towards humanity, which makes this descent into […]

posted 19 March 2013 in Articles, News, Outside. no comments yet

The Twitter Project

Rolling Stone has published another of my series of articles where I interview famous people about their Twitter feeds: last year it was Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, but this week it’s the lovely and talented Mindy Kaling, creator and star of the charming new sitcom The Mindy Project. For maximum self-referentiality, tweet about it! Or […]

posted 4 October 2012 in Articles, Links. no comments yet

Sweet Inspirations

This Sunday’s issue of The New York Times Magazine is “The Inspiration Issue,” featuring a collection of articles about how creativity works. I contributed two pieces: a short one where I got Andre Braugher to share the reading list that served as his preparation for playing a submarine captain on the very enjoyable new ABC […]

posted 27 September 2012 in Articles. no comments yet

Happy Halloween

What, you say that’s six weeks from now? Well, my article on the Halloween parties thrown by Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancĂ© David Burtka is out now in Food & Wine, and since I wrote it almost a year ago, I’m not inclined to wait any longer to let you know about it. You […]

posted 17 September 2012 in Articles. no comments yet

Big Time

If you’re a Rolling Stone subscriber, you have probably already received a copy of “The Big Issue,” a tribute to all things humongous and a reminder of how appealing the magazine looked when printed on larger pages. If not, do not despair–even though the issue isn’t available on newsstands, you can read the whole thing […]

posted 29 May 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

Los Bros Duplass

Quick byline alert: I had a short article in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine, a profile of the clever and congenial Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, the filmmaking brothers responsible for Cyrus; Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon. An amusing side note that didn’t fit into the piece came when I spoke with […]

posted 21 May 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

The Dan Plan

This is one of those articles that was in the works so long, I missed the moment when it actually saw print: my profile of aspiring golfer Dan McLaughlin. But although the April issue of Men’s Journal has left newsstands, I encourage you to click over to their website, because McLaughlin is a fascinating guy: […]

posted 14 May 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’

My apologies for the unplanned hiatus: I’m in book crunch mode, which has been soaking up every free minute, and many that aren’t free. But I wanted to let you know about an interview I did for Playboy with Grant Morrison, who has been one of my favorite comic-book writers for many years now. I […]

posted 30 April 2012 in Articles, Outside. no comments yet

Oscar Aftermath

That was the dullest Academy Awards ever, right? But there were some highlights for me, not least that Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall won the Film Editing Oscar for their work on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo–work that they were kind enough to dissect for me (and the readers of The New York Times). […]

posted 27 February 2012 in Articles, Links. no comments yet