TV Columnist @Vulture. Reviews movies & TV on @WTOP. Wrote the book on Clueless. Prev bylines: @NYTimes, @Washingtonpost, elsewhere. Nostalgist with standards.

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I'm a Washington area native who spent 12 and a half years at The Washington Post, first as a Web producer and editor, then as writer of the Post's celebrity and pop culture blog, Celebritology. I am still writing about pop culture, but currently as a freelance writer. My work has appeared in New...

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@imadeintruth Yeah, there was definitely confusion. And that really sucks about the staring. I was happy to see so many people turn out for it, but I guess in a crowd that big, you inevitably get some clueless gawkers. Shouldn't be the case but...
Also: first govt shutdown in which a White House statement refers to members of one political party as "obstructionist losers." 
BREAKING: Dogs and cats are now living together.
Should I name my new wine bar Corker & Flake or Flake & Corker? I think I like the second one better.
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Les Nessman. Those bow ties were just so snappy.