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FEATURES/NEWS

Funny or Die To Branch Out Into Books
Publication:  New York magazine
Date: March 10, 2011

‘Conan’ Writer Has Sex, Talks About It Publicly
Publication: The New York Observer
Date: September 27, 2010

Fletch At 25
Publication: The Boston Phoenix
Date: May 30, 2010

I Survived A Ride With The ‘Bike Snob’
Publication: GQ
Date: May 11, 2010

Ernie Harwell’s Wounded Soul
Publication: Deadspin
Date: May 6, 2010

Hollywood’s Big Do-Over
Publication: GQ
Date: April 8, 2010

Head Case (Trying To Decide Whether To Have Brain Surgery)
Publication: Slate
Date: September 14, 2009

Stumped (Burying My Son’s Foreskin)
Publication: Tablet
Date: June 19, 2009

Medium-Security Seder
Publication: New York magazine
Date: April 21, 2008

Hot or Not?
Publication: New York magazine
Date: March 3, 2008

What Has Martha Wrought?
Publication: NPR
Date: December 21, 2007

Cod Help Us
Publication: Radar
Date: September 2007

Why Detroit Needs To Tear Down Tiger Stadium
Publication: Slate
Date: August 31, 2007

Porn For The People
Publication: Radar
Date: June/July 2007

Guy Walks Into Bar, Leaves With Song
Publication: The New York Times
Date: April 1, 2007

Reclaiming the Nebbish
Publication: Jewcy.com
Date: March 8, 2007

Appetite For Destruction
Publication: Radar
Date: December 18, 2006

Conspiracy of Dunces
Publication: Slate
Date: December 14, 2006

Eden’s Not Cheatin’
Publication: Radar
Date: November 30, 2006

Southern Discomfort (interview with Kris Kristofferson)
Publication: Radar
Date: October 31, 2006

Hodgmania!
Publication: Radar
Date: September 25, 2006

Stop Them Before They Joke Again
Publication: Slate
Date: September 19, 2006

Perpetual Roommates
Publication: Details
Date: January/February 2006

Alt Comedy Goes Rock and Roll
Publication: Spin
Date: January 2006

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BOOK REVIEWS

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose Both (By Laura Sessions Stepp)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: February 20, 2007

The End as I Know It (by Kevin Shay)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: December 24, 2006

Bourdain is Back, Skewers in Hand
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: June 11, 2006

The Sorry Art of Euphemism–Mea Culpas Cataloged
Publication: The New York Observer
Date: May 14, 2006

Vanilla Slim: An Improbable Pimp in the Empire of Lust (By Bob Armstrong)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: February 22, 2006

Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams (By Michael D’Antonio)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: January 15, 2006

The Glorious Deception (by Jim Steinmeyer)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date:   August 28, 2005

Dumbing down or smartening up? Video games and reality TV may not be detrimental after all (by Steven Johnson)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date:   May 22, 2005

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Mind (by Amy Rosenthal)
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: February 27, 2005

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HUMOR

The Gr8 American Txt Message
Publication: Publisher’s Weekly
Date: January 26, 2009

Letters Home From the Cola Wars: Volume One
Publication: McSweeney’s
Date: January 26, 2007

He’s In. Now What Will He Wear?
Publication: Radar
Date:   October 4, 2005

When Men Go Martha
Publication: Marie Claire
Date:   August 2005

P’s Out, Y’all!
Publication: Radar
Date:   August 18, 2005

See Ya, Lindsay Lohan! Who Says All Men Prefer Younger Women?
Publication: The New York Observer
Date:   December 21, 2004

Say Something Funny
Publication: The Onion
Date:   September 22, 2004

The Wedding Hookup
Publication:   Drill
Date:   Jan/Feb 2004

Forbidden Fruit
Publication:   Drill
Date:   Nov/Dec 2003

No ‘Release,’ Please!  Frisky Masseur Hans Is All Hands
Publication:   The New York Observer
Date:   January 20, 2003

The Seven Habits of Highly Laid-Off People
Publication:   Newsday
Date:   November 5, 2002

The New Biography
Publication: Suck.com
Date:  November 11, 1999


MUSIC/ART/CULTURE

Comics take a crack at laugh-apalooza
Publication: New York Daily News
Date:   July 28, 2005

Comics off to Montreal for northern exposure
Publication: New York Daily News
Date:   July 20, 2005

As the Crowe flies in a new direction
Publication:   New York Daily News
Date:   December 6, 2002

Sharing 1 name and 3 power chords
Publication:  New York Daily News
Date:  November 8, 2002

From Liverpool, but all over the map
Publication: New York Daily News
Date:   September 27, 2002

Geldof comes to the rescue, of himself
Publication:   New York Daily News
Date:   September 20, 2002

Undersung Hero:  Marshall Crenshaw’s strong suit is craft not charisma
Publication:   New York Daily News
Date:   August 24, 2002

B-52′s, where are you?  Back in town
Publication: New York Daily News
Date:  July 26, 2002

Long rest over, Rush gets its rhythm back
Publication: New York Daily News
Date:  July 4, 2002

Whassup, y’all?:   Southern rockers are the latest to jump on the hip-hop bandwagon
Publication:   New York Daily News
Date:   March 10, 2002


TRAVEL AND LIFESTYLE

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot
Publication: Men’s Journal
Date: July, 2007

A Revolution in Rock
Publication: Lexus
Date: Quarter 2, 2007

In Residence: Harbour Island
Publication: Portfolio
Date: April 16, 2007

The Vanishing Point
Publication: Portfolio
Date: April 16, 2007

The Stones of Lisbon
Publication: Lexus
Date:   Quarter 2 2005

T+L Reports: Luxe Lodges
Publication: Travel + Leisure
Date:   February 2005

T+L Reports: Tanzania Got Game
Publication: Travel + Leisure
Date:   August 2004

Spokes People
Publication: Lexus
Date:  Spring 2004