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Freelance Writer and Editor — Freelance

Writer. Editor. Forthcoming book on women + TV. Formerly of @latimes, @salon, @villagevoice.

And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ... — The fantasy of being a writer appeals to so many of us: sitting in a book-lined study crafting perfectly wrought sentences, which an illustrious publisher swiftly transforms into a bestselling book and an indelible literary legacy. Missing from that idealized image is - well, the reality. Most writers struggle and stumble at every stage.

Ned Vizzini: Writers and friends pay tribute — Ned Vizzini, who died Thursday at the age of 32, was a successful YA author of books such as "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "The Other Normals," who had recently expanded into Hollywood film and television. We asked a few writers who knew him to share their impressions and memories of him.

Of 'Pre-Saddened' Furniture and the Dangers of False Clarity — "My main problem vis-à-vis journalism is I just don't have an instinct for what's important," Charles D'Ambrosio writes self-effacingly in "The Crime That Never Was," one of 11 extraordinary essays crammed into this pocket-size book.

Still looking for love in all the trendiest places, the Goodbye Girls party on — Most of the women I know-and quite a few men-are girding themselves for the end of Sex and the City . No other recent TV series has teased out contemporary female ambivalence with such wicked humor. And although I don't know any women who talk about sex (or have it!)

Vice Bust - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice — Vice seemed to appear out of nowhere. Floating into downtown Manhattan record and clothing boutiques in the late '90s, the freebie magazine's peculiar fusion of style-rag gloss, fanzine irreverence, and wigga attitude rapidly snagged a devoted readership.
Jul 22, 2016

A typo in every tweet. That is my campaign promise.

Jul 22, 2016

My daughter looked at eerie smoke drifting over from #SandFire & said, The whole sky looks like an Instagram filter

Jul 22, 2016

'Asked whether Mr. Kaine was boring, Mrs. Clinton said “I love that about him.”' 

Jul 22, 2016

@hhavrilesky Just flashed back to editing a piece where you wrote about fire devouring southlands. It seemed very exotic to this NYer.

Jul 22, 2016

@hhavrilesky Totally apocalyptic, yikes! I hope not near your house...

Jul 22, 2016

Come back and see us more often, Jon Stewart.

Jul 22, 2016

RT @julietlapidos: The "inner city" euphemism is so outdated. The inner cities are expensive!

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