Writing

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Site Essays

Why I Write
Advice To Graduates
Efforting
Lists: 2004(?) – 2013
Even a Rocket Scientist Can Be a Great Mom and Cook
I Am Not A Blogger
And Now, A Few Words About TV Critics
There’s Something Wrong With The People Who Write For Gawker
Five Things About Media and Technology Right Now
Five More Things About Media and Technology Right Now
If We’re Going To Have Comment Sections, Here’s How To Do It
Thoughts On Social Media

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Esquire

Why Jon Hamm Won’t Win An Emmy (Again)
The Most Underrated Bond Movie
What FX Looked Like 20 Years Ago
6 Other Christmas Movies You Should Watch
No, Breaking Bad Isn’t Better Than Mad Men
Who Should Replace Jimmy Fallon?

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New York’s Vulture.com

The Blacklist: The Cat In The Hat Is Back
What You Need To Know Before Watching Season Two of The Blacklist
The Blacklist: Will The Real Berlin Please Stand Up?
The Blacklist: Now It Begins
The Blacklist: Sniffing The Air
The Blacklist: Tom’s Thumb
The Blacklist: Stupid People and Skeleton Keys
The Blacklist: Keen, Keen, The Killing Machine
The Blacklist: Good Night, Mother
The Blacklist: Red, Tell Me A Story
The Blacklist: Sundown, You Better Take Care
The Blacklist: And The Mole Is…
Every Time Ichabod Is Confused By Modern Life on Sleepy Hollow
The Blacklist: May I Be Frank Whaley?
Comedy Undercard: Murphy Brown vs. NewsRadio

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USA Today

Pop Candy (guest blogger)
Five Great Songs About Tea

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Salon

A Little Off The Top, Please

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Paleofuture

Meet The Jetsons

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TV Squad/AOL TV (note: links to TV Squad, Slashfood, and Cinematical no longer redirect because the URLs changed after The Huffington Post took over. I’m working on fixing them.)

Interview: Bradley Whitford
Interview: Mad Men’s Rich Sommer
Interview: Robert Vaughn
Journal of a Couch Potato: Do I Want My MTV Again?
The Trouble with Spoilers & Other Lessons Learned From 6 Years at TV Squad
Journal of a Couch Potato: A Day with Disney Junior
Spoilers, the Web, and the Way Things Used To Be
Best and Worst Infomercials on TV Right Now
Journal of a Couch Potato: A Day with The Oprah Winfrey Network
The Five Worst Food Network Shows
Are You Excited About the Wild, Wild West Remake?
The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (and a Few Worsts)
Rubicon is not Boring (and Neither is Mad Men)
In Defense Of: Craig Kilborn
Six “Bad” Sitcoms That Are Actually Good
How to Win at Nine Price is Right Games
An Open Letter to TV Land about The TV Land Awards
Almost Everyone in Those Verizon Commercials is a Jerk
Three Reasons Why Lost is the Greatest TV Show You’ll Never Watch on DVD
An Open Letter to the People Who Hate Ronald McDonald
Dear Oprah: I’d Like to be on the Cover of O Too
I Demand an Apology from Stephen Colbert
In the Anthony Bourdain vs. Sandra Lee Battle, I Side With Lee
New TV Land Promo Will Make You Sad, Angry, and Maybe a Little Sick
The 2009 Super Bowl Commercials: The Worst
The 2010 Super Bowl Commercials: The Worst
Best and Worst: 2005
Best and Worst: 2006
Best and Worst: 2007
Best and Worst: 2008
Best and Worst: 2009
Random TV Thoughts
More Random TV Thoughts
And More Random TV Thoughts
And Yet More Random TV Thoughts
Fanesia Moments: Part One
Fanesia Moments: Part Two
Fanesia Moments: Part Three
Fanesia Moments Part Four
Election Night 2008: Part One
Election Night 2008: Part Two
Election Night 2008: Part Three
Election Night 2008: Final Thoughts
Brought To You By… (column about commercials)

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Slashfood

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Cinematical

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CliqueClack TV

Thank You, Andy Rooney
Hey Brian Williams, What’s Your Facebook Address?
2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Six Random Thoughts About Television

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CliqueClack Food

In Defense of Paula Deen
I xoxoxo My OXO, But…

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Slacktory

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Professor Barnhardt’s Journal

Interview: Bruce Campbell (2003 and 2008)

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The Boston Herald

Interview: Martin Short
Interview: Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla

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McSweeney’s

Match The Product With The Label Instructions/Warning
Retail Store Compilation CDs (Six Real, Two Made Up)

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The Black Table

Help Wanted Ads (scroll down)
The New “Improved” TV Guide (scroll down)

Mouse (scroll down)
Shaw’s “Signature” Pepperoni Pizza (scroll down)

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Ironminds

Everything I Need To Know About Life I Learned From Watching Ed

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SHORT FICTION

Wife
Pillsbury Doughboy Hurt In Freak Bake-Off Accident
Martha Stewart, I Love You