POSTED // Jul 20,2011 - Ira Glass is not my favorite radio personality, but I was interested in what he had to say about narrative technique and how particular qualities of broadcast media frame a story.
POSTED // Jul 13,2011 - Rarely in life has he found himself spearheading a trend, movement, craze or faction. Even in the realm of fashion (his wife will roll her eyes when she reads this), John Rasmuson has been mostly acquiescent.
POSTED // Jun 8,2011 - I was once a writer of gobbledygook—a purveyor of pretentious, polysyllabic, ponderous, purple prose. I kept a thesaurus next to my typewriter. Thus, what I wrote was not merely “wordy” but “characterized by prolixity.”
POSTED // May 11,2011 - One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches was called “Women’s Problems.” Staged as a television talk show, it featured Dan Aykroyd as the moderator of a panel of sleazy men as they held forth on so-called women’s problems ...