For the past decade, I have worked in New York media, writing and editing as a staffer at major publications. My beats include entertainment, culture, politics, and sports.
A reported story for HuffPost about how people with OCD are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which for many people confirms fears they've spent a lifetime trying to combat.
A recent entry in my weekly political fundraising newsletter, Progressives Everywhere.
The ancestry is unmistakable, the DNA unarguable. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet was created by two of the creators and three of the current executive producers of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the long-running FX sitcom satire, and the new show shares a basic format and deep irreverence. But there are some key differences.
Like Sunny, Mythic Quest features egotistical and socially dysfunctional people working together in tight quarters, with co-creator/executive producer Rob M...
A look at the Japanese baseball phenom, who can hit monster home runs and throw 100 mph. Original reporting with sources in Japan.
A piece on the ESPN documentary "The Last Dance" and the change in basketball superstardom over the years.
A reported story for SYFY on the massive new King Kong musical, with a focus on the development and mechanics of the incredible one-ton puppet.
When Michael Eisner took over The Walt Disney Company in late 1984, he compared the studio with one of its most famous movies. Disney was a Sleeping Beauty, having lain dormant, virtually suspended in time, for more than a decade. Eisner, who came from Paramount Pictures by way of ABC TV, was quick to show off his Disney bona fides, because he was coming in to take over what was until that point a family-run company, including the years after founder Walt Disney passed away in ...
Thanks to cheap and accessible technology, pretty much anyone with an idea (and preferably a friend or two) can go and make a movie. Cinema has always been a constantly evolving form, with its changes so often driven by fresh young filmmakers who have no ties or loyalty to its past. New tools, from handheld cameras in the '70s to iPhones today, only expedite those transformations. But even the most avant-garde and trailblazing directors have looked to their predecessors for a bit of advice he...
The city of Roswell, New Mexico, knows exactly why you're here. From the International UFO Museum and Research Center to the enormous "little green man" holding up a Dunkin' Donuts sign to the alien-faced streetlights along downtown's main drag, the city embraces its notoriety and novelty in a way that few other places have. Even its official motto, "We Believe," all but admits to the veracity of the infamous "Roswell UFO Incident" of 1947, when a flying saucer was alleged to h...
STORY I EDITED: How I'd spend $500 at the Jeremy Renner Amazon store, if my very survival depended on it
Into the wilderness they are sending me, into the razor-blood maw of nature herself, and the only light in my personal fight for survival shall be $500 worth of goods from Jeremy Renner's Amazon store. Will I make it, or will my tattered and slashed body, clad in nothing but a reinforced fishing wader, turn up as a lifeless shell at the bottom of the cliffs of Vormir?
I ask this because I am facing the fight of my life. For whatever reason, one of our editors recently got way high on goofball...
How the underdog cast and crew — led by a hard-partying septuagenarian eye surgeon — of a low-budget, offbeat buddy comedy became the surprise toasts of the festival.
Geek School is a new series I've created and reported out for SYFY. It provides practical lessons in writing, producing, and selling the nerdy projects of your dreams, with advice from some of the top creators and professionals in the business.
A profile on Ryan Gosling that I wrote for The Hollywood Reporter.
I know 2019 wasn’t the best. It was rough going for a lot of us, the capstone on a decade that started punching a few years back and never let up. But it’s over now. It’s done. The ball dropped like a guillotine and sent it to its eternal rest. You can breathe. It can’t hurt you anymore.
Today we embark on a new revolution around the Sun. It’s an opportunity to look forward with hope, to examine the world and our lives, and try something new. It’s also a chance for us to look b...