Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to all! It’s been a crazy fall, but I’m exciting for a long Thanksgiving weekend with family.
Here’s a roundup of some recently-published stuff:
- I returned to Philadelphia Magazine’s website this week with a piece about the so-called “Knockout Game,” which drew the most unhinged comments of anything I’ve ever written that didn’t involve the Penn State scandal. In my entire two years as a columnist on the Phillymag site I never once had the #1 story on the site; my first freelance piece has been that since yesterday.
- I also put together a list, for EntertainmentTell, of the best non-Sandler Hanukkah songs.
- I’ve been getting Oscar screeners for the first time ever, but before I delve into those, some recent movie reviews. You can see all of the latest ones at my Rotten Tomatoes page.
- Do please check out EntertainmentTell itself, as well as the parent TechnologyTell site; we’ve been growing all year and adding writers, and we’ve got much bigger things planned for 2014.
Thanks for your support everyone, and have a happy holiday season!
Sure, it’s no “ “Rosie Marries Girlfriend, Slams Bush.”
I apologize for the lack of posts recently; it’s been a crazy fall with lots of work and lots of travel. Here’s some new writings from this month:
At EntertainmentTell, I’ve got movie reviews of “12 Years a Slave,” “All is Lost,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “The Fifth Estate,” and more, which you can find at my Rotten Tomatoes page. I’m also newly a member of the Online Film Critics Society,
Also recently from the site: A shot at CNN’s plans to rip off The Daily Show; an essay about this year’s How I Met Your Mother season; some making fun of Maureen Dowd; and some investigation into which baseball team Bryan Cranston roots for.
For Philadelphia magazine, I wrote about Ruben Amaro’s stathead hiring plans, that awesome new commercial for the Eagles and that weird trucker protest in DC. Last month marked the end of my time as a weekly columnist there, but I may pop up occasionally in the future.
And last and best, here’s the latest blog post from Noah and Jonah covering, among other events, the wedding of their Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason.
You have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to elect a shirtless vagrant as your next mayor:
That guy makes Jesse Ventura look almost statesman-like.
On Rosh Hashanah it is written…
Editing and writing for EntertainmentTell gives me a lot of opportunities to write essays and features about topics of my own choosing. Here are some from recent months:
- My take on Miley Cyrus and why it’s not like the MTV VMAs haven’t always been about sexual exploitation and attention-whoring.
- My rebuttal to the AV Club’s “Case Against Breaking Bad“
- Looking back once again at the “Skyler is a Bitch” issue, before the new season started.
- Why no one thinks about “Avatar” anymore.
- Why CBS must release Brooklyn Bridge on DVD or streaming.
- Thinking about whether or not Sex and the City was a great show.
- Is 3D really dead?
- Why Paula Deen was not, in fact, “lynched.”
- On rape jokes and making fun of Steve Gleason.
Check back on EntertainmentTell for more.