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
Five Things About Media and Technology Right Now
Five More Things About Media and Technology Right Now
And Here Are Five More Things About Media and Technology Right Now
Son of Five Things About Media and Technology Right Now
Return of the Son Of Five Things About Media and Technology Right Now
Sleigh Cells Ring
Yes, I Still Need A Landline
If We’re Going To Have Comment Sections, Here’s How To Do It
Thoughts On Social Media

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The Saturday Evening Post

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Esquire

Let’s Not Forget David Letterman’s Morning Show
6 Things We Need To See In The New X-Files
25 Movies Turning 25 This Year
The 11 Strangest Christmas Specials And TV Episodes
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: Season Two So Far
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

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
Journal of a Couch Potato: A Day with The Oprah Winfrey Network
The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (and a Few Worsts)
In Defense Of: Craig Kilborn
Six “Bad” Sitcoms That Are Actually Good
How to Win at Nine Price is Right Games
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
In the Anthony Bourdain vs. Sandra Lee Battle, I Side With Lee
17 Random Thoughts About TV
Fanesia Moments: Part One
Fanesia Moments: Part Two
Fanesia Moments: Part Three
Fanesia Moments Part Four
Brought To You By… (column about commercials)

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Slashfood

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Cinematical

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Adjab

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CliqueClack

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
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