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I have some happy professional news: for the last few months, I’ve been working at Charlotte magazine, the top-notch glossy monthly covering the Queen City. I’m a contributing editor, which in practice means that I write an article roughly every other month, mostly about the arts scene here in Charlotte. I wish there was even […]

posted 4 January 2024 in Articles. no comments yet

#1 Billboard Comedy Albums

Congratulations to “Weird Al” Yankovic, who just topped the Billboard charts with his latest album, Mandatory Fun. I’ve seen some sources claim it’s the first comedy album to top the chart since 1960, when Bob Newhart unleashed the monster hit that was The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (14 weeks at #1!). In fact, there […]

posted 23 July 2014 in Tasty Bits. 2 comments

Sarah “Big S” Silverman

Since there’s a new season of The Sarah Silverman Program starting tonight, it seemed like a good time for me to put an extended version of my 2002 interview with Silverman up in the archives. A few notes: 1. Silverman kept doing the Jesus Is Magic jokes for many years–one of the things I liked […]

posted 8 October 2008 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet