I'm Walkin' Here!

As a decade long New York transplant, there’s nothing more galvanizing than witnessing downtown Los Angeles come to life– explode, might be a better adjective– with nationally recognized restaurants, brand […]

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Google Brain, On Sale Now

Flip on any screen that plays a moving image and you’ll see a fast spreading cultural meme in films, TV series and TED talks alike: human beings are integrating technology […]

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Waiter, There's a Soup In My Fly

There’s an old adage that goes something like this: the only two creatures on the planet who will survive a nuclear holocaust are cockroaches… and Keith Richards.  The good news […]

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Jelly Roll Blues and Antigravity

So the facts are out, and the news is devastating. If you’ve been living in a cave and haven’t heard, brace yourself: Jellyfish born in space have “massive vertigo” when […]

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The World Is My Recliner

We’ve all seen Wall-E, right?  It’s starting to feel like if the film wasn’t animated it could be a documentary about the near future. The floating fatsos in their all encompassing […]

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Epic America, Happy 273rd

There’s nothing more patriotic than a July 4th roadtrip up  Rt. 1 along the literal edge of America to put all the miniscule bullshit of your life into immediate perspective. […]

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Bother… It’s Easy!

It’s a hackneyed gripe, and the last thing I want is to sound embittered, but I swear to god, I’ll shoot up a CVS the next time I get an […]

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Five For A Buck

There used to be a bar I loved.  There have been many over the years.  Almost all of them were dives and there ain’t an ounce of irony in that […]

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The Agony/Ecstasy of a Solo Show

The most disheartening question you will ever hear from an actor friend is  “Will you come see my solo show?” We’ve all cringed in our seats, eyeing the cell phone […]

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Talking Timbuktu

You have to marvel at a culture that prides itself on intolerance, denial and annihilation.  No, this is not another rant on our gridlocked, be-uncooperative-at-any-cost US Senate, though they do […]

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Here's the (Sandy) Hook

Why is it easier for a teenager to get a semi-automatic weapon and enough bullets to level a school full of children than it is to get a case of […]

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When "Blank" Friday Comes...

It got a little misty in the hours after Thanksgiving dinner. A marine layer filled the air just enough to blur the omnipresent police flashers as a gaggle of cops redirected […]

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Sandy and The Meta-storm

For all the pandemonium Sandy spewed on New York and Jersey, there was one meme that spread as far as the arms of the spiral itself, and it was this: […]

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Instant Eradification

All of those unshowered, vagrant conspiracy theorists– the 99 percent who claimed the system was intrinsically stacked against them, the ones the main stream and liberal media pigeon holed– were […]

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Tellin' It Like It Should Be

Discerning what’s real and what’s not in our increasingly byte-sized reality is becoming a savagely challenging task. Add a home address in Hollywood, CA. and it can become downright surrealistic. […]

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Olympics As They Oughta Be

The Olympics have commenced, and highlights abound, as do the smaller scandals of minor doping, misconstrued tweets, badminton game throwing and an oddly ominous opening ceremony. Hail to Danny Boyle’s […]

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Head In The Clouds

It is said that Anaximander, the legendary pre-Socratic thinker from Miletus in Ionia, student of Thales, and teacher of Pythagoras, was on the toilet dropping a deuce when he decided […]

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Dining With Frankenstein

It’s like a Kafka story, really, but directed for our present day reality by the Wachkowski brothers of The Matrix fame. The scale of the conspiracy is that big. Except […]

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Shopping In The Matrix

Surely by now you’ve heard about the 16 year old girl who started receiving pregnancy related coupons in the mail care of Target?  The ads enticed with discounts on formula, […]

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The Giants Inside Us

In 1964 a British evolutionary biologist named W.D. Hamilton postulated a theory that came to be known as Hamilton’s Rule and it goes something like this: when we find ourselves […]

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2012, We Hardly Knew Ya...

So as it turns out, Michael Stipe had it more right than the Mayan calendar. Though rumors have been spreading about the prophesy of apocalypse due for release on December, […]

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Choosing A Financial Occupation

It’s a strange thing tripping through lower Manhattan these days.  A few blocks beneath the rebuilding of One World Trade’s Freedom Tower, a project remarkably far along considering the glacial […]

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The Benefits of F%#&ing Off

“I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to […]

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The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

The decades long rift between Greece and Turkey over the existence of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has become a tumultuous hot-button issue in lieu of Turkey’s potential admittance to the […]

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