Monthly Archives: May 2015

The End of the Mall Rat

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on March 17, 2015.  I was an ’80s kid and a ’90s teenager, so I know a thing or two about being a mall rat. Oh, don’t know what that is because you’re … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and … Continue reading

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Backstage with Steel Panther

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on Oct. 13, 2014. A conversation with Michael Starr and Satchel, the lead singer and guitarist of glam-metal parody act Steel Panther, includes a lot of talk about genitalia and/or STDs. Like, a … Continue reading

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A Real-Life Madam Takes Us Inside Her Brothel (NSFW)

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on Nov. 12, 2014.  Sheri’s Ranch looks like any other resort sitting on the edge of the beautiful Nevada desert. The lush hotel grounds boast a pool, Jacuzzi, sports bar and tennis and volleyball courts, … Continue reading

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The 10 Greatest Things To Ever Come Out of Lauren Bacall’s Mouth

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on Aug. 15, 2014 The husky voice has gone silent, and her sultry look has never — and will never — be duplicated by any other actress. The world lost one of its few remaining goddesses from … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

On Tuesday, the writing world lost one of its greatest mentors when William Zinsser passed away at the age of 92. Now, I say mentor not because I knew Zinsser, but because he was such an inspiration to many, many … Continue reading

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‘Showrunners’ Puts Spotlight on TV Writers, Creators

Note: This story originally appeared on TheBlot.com on Oct. 31, 2014 When you sit down to watch your favorite TV show, do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? No, not what Charlie Hunnam eats in between takes on “Sons of … Continue reading

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