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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Profits Before Life: Good Thinking!

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The Hubris of the Penis

I am powerful.  This is my penis.  I am wealthy.  Here is my wang, surrounded by gold and diamonds. I am way too old to still be considered attractive. This […]

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We're The Libyan Hit Squad

It was back in the early 1980’s when Muammar Gaddafi was truly terrifying… His bravado commando persona stood in such stark contrast to our bumbling, smiling, airy voiced actor-in-cheif.  Or […]

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Eva Franco: Beyond The Hemline

“Fashion requires you to multi-task,” says designer Eva Franco amidst the vibrant hum of her downtown L.A. studio. “We’re in production on the Fall 2011 Collection while simultaneously designing Spring […]

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Charlie Sheen Meet Sean Penn

Charlie Sheen… Ungrateful waste of human DNA? Or someone truly ill? Why waste one more self-aggrandizing nano-second on the easiest target Hollywood has produced since Mel Gibson? After all, Middle Eastern […]

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Any Requests, Motherf*%!ers?

In 1979, a fella with a guitar proclaimed, hey hey, my my, rock’n’roll can never die, and for all he knew, it probably held water, or at least a few […]

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Airport Insecurity

It takes all the self-restraint one can muster at the airport, when asked with a straight face at check-in “if you are carrying any hazardous materials or if anyone has […]

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Please Give!

(A monologue heard recently on a New York City A train) Hello, ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry to interrupt your evening. I don’t mean to be a burden, but I’m in the […]

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Extremophiles: Noxious & Loving It

There was a highly compelling rumor orbiting the biosphere at the beginning of December that NASA had finally discovered verifiable alien life. It was not clear in aggregators like The […]

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Oh, Grow Up

So many of my peers have popped out little ones at this point that I’m starting to feel really out-of-the-poop.   In an effort to narrow the “can’t relate” gap, I’ve […]

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One Trick Picasso

When exactly did Pablo Picasso paint so much?  I saw an old documentary recently called “The Mystery of Picasso”, and there was a clip where he was strolling around his work […]

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The Great Indoors

According to a recent Pew Research Poll, the average American spends only 72 minutes outdoors a day.  It is a stunning factoid when you consider two things: there are 1440 […]

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The Magic Bowl Part 1

Private Ritual, Public Display There’s no better immersion into the vast canon of classical music than an al fresco, starlit night at the Hollywood Bowl.  It’s a testament to Los […]

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Scoring Ain’t Easy

Occasionally on this whirling carousel called life, things just seem to click: the deal closes, the plants flower, the opposite sex finds us irresistible and throws themselves at us without […]

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The One Man Odyssey

The history of the one-person show is likely as old as language itself. Maybe older. It’s not unreasonable to imagine an overly animated, pre-linguistic Australopithecus grunting out story points in […]

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Stage vs. Film

There was an awkward moment after the Off-Broadway opening of The Common Air.  The play, which links 6 characters during an airport delay, was written with Robert McCaskill, who also […]

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The Air In Ojai

I did not recognize the 805 area code, but after answering my reliably spotty iPhone, I was surprised to learn it was an equity theater in Ojai, California who wanted […]

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Note For Note

Honoring America’s Cultural Foundation It can be argued with some confidence that there are no American art forms more authentic and influential than Jazz and Blues.  Not even baseball, which […]

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