I've got a couple books in the works. I'll let you know when those are available here and anywhere else. I'm excited. I'm relishing being a part of Linda Sivertsen and Danielle LaPorte's Beautiful Writers Group. So stay tuned, Calhoun.
I wrote my weekly Full Frontal column from 2005-2017, published in the Newport Mercury. I'm a Huffington Post Blogger and have contributed to Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, Author Andra Watkins' Make a Memory project, A Beauty Full Mind and Darcie Cameron's Belle of the Carnival site, to name a few. Oh, and some years ago, I wanted herpes.
I also talked about having breast cancer and exercising in Shape magazine, had something to say here about albums but didn't know it was basically just a site selling record storage, and, more excitingly, LaCroix likes me because I love them. I got quoted once about a fire in my neighborhood, too. And my cat won a contest in 2009. We're big time.
I also write film reviews and features - interviews with musicians and iconoclasts, and film criticism. Here are links to some of those:
The Legendary Eartha Kitt
Pianist and Inspiration Dave Brubeck
Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello
Director/Actor Danny Strong on "Lee Daniel's The Butler"
Director Rory Kennedy on "Ethel"
Photographer Gregory Crewdson on "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters"
David Wax of The David Wax Museum
Rodriguez and Malik Bendjelloul, Star and Director of "Searching for Sugarman"
Clarinetist Evan Christopher
Violinist/Composer Jenny Scheinman
Pianist Jamie Cullum
Vocalist Gretchen Parlato
Bassist/Multi-Instrumentalist Marcus Miller
Bassist/Composer Esperanza Spalding
Australian Soul Band The Perfections
Innovative Australian Pop Duo The Twoks
Sundance's "Dream School" valedictorian, Scout Cook
I'll scrounge up these interview pieces at some point, too:
Bassist Roy Haynes
Betty Ann Waters of "Conviction"
Clarinetist Anat Cohen
Trumpeter Christian Scott
Bandleader Eddie Palmieri
Saxophonist Grace Kelly
Composer/Conductor Maria Schneider
Vocalist Jane Monheit
Director Jeff Nichols on "Shotgun Stories"
Trumpeter Sarah Morrow
Craig MacNeil on Daryl Hall
Of Meat and Men
There are too many film reviews to count (that's coming less from a place of braggart and more from a place of overwhelmed lazy person with eyestrain). But I'll find some of those, too, and put them up. I'm having trouble finding links from earlier years.
Here are some film items from 2014:
"The Trip to Italy": Building a better sequel
"Boyhood": Artistic maturity
"Obvious Child": Where few films dare to tread
"Chef": Hail to the chef
Sex, Drogo, and rock 'n' roll: 11 summer movies
"Fading Gigolo": Celebrating regular guy charm
"The Lunchbox": Constant craving
"Grand Budapest Hotel": A world of pure imagination
Oscars 2014: Of monsters and men
"Gloria": Dance me to the end of love
"The Past": It's complicated
"Nebraska": Family value
And a few from 2013:
"Philomena": Saint of heart
"Dallas Buyers Club": Hard living
"12 Years A Slave": Harrowing brilliance
"Carrie": That girl
"Enough Said": The softer side of Gandolfini
"Before Midnight": THIS is 40
"Stoker": Secret in their eyes
"Hitchcock": Hollywood horror story
"Breakfast at Tiffany's": When smoking was cool and homosexuality was not
And then there are many more that I'm having trouble finding on the Internet. Always download PDFs to your work when you have the chance. Because it might not stick around forever. Wah wah.
But here's another: Lauren Greenfield's "Thin"
I blogged from the Newport International Film Festival for a few years, too. You can find those (and many blog comments for Cialis and the like) here and here.
Some other places my writing appears:
"I Want Herpes" on "Thieves Jargon"
"The Incredible, Edible Egg White" on Keeping It Real Food
I wrote manically here on this blog for a long time until I started writing my column and then I abandoned her but she'll always be in my heart.
This was my first job out of college. I love a library. Assistant editing "Quentin Tarantino: Interviews," edited by Gerald Peary.
And this is a weird thing that happened, too. That's me. And I wrote about it here.