I Wanted to Be a Millionaire

“It took about a second for me to realize I had made the biggest mistake of my life. There was a perceptible shift in the energy of the room, a subtle change in Terry Crews’ affect and expression. Like an arthritic sensing impending rain, I simply knew. I’d gambled a small fortune on a hunch.” […]

Tasmanian Devil

“David Walsh first made global headlines in 2009, when he gambled on the life of Christian Boltanski, a French artist whose installations often focus on death.” (From the excellent New Yorker article) Read More While you’re here, check out some more writing. Here’s my 2018: In Review — full of ‘best of’ pics from the […]

What the Web Said Yesterday

“Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off from Amsterdam at 10:31 A.M. G.M.T. on July 17, 2014, for a twelve-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Not much more than three hours later, the plane, a Boeing 777, crashed in a field outside Donetsk, Ukraine.” View More

What’s So Bad About Gluten?

“Just after Labor Day, the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo stopped for a weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Each year, the event wends its way across the country like a travelling medicine show, billing itself as the largest display of gluten-free products in the United States.” View More

Teenage Wastelands

“It took me seven years of marriage to figure out that my wife is a hardcore Pearl Jam fan. I knew she had some of their albums stashed in our iTunes library, but I didn’t realize she had all of them. I figured they were records from her youth, a band she no longer listened […]