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About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.

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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Writers’ Wisdom

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach NMM

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‘Selma’ Movie Reminds Us That Violence Isn’t the Answer

Note: This story originally appeared on TheBlot.com on Dec. 23, 2014 Perhaps “Selma,” Ava DuVernay’s behind-the-scenes look at the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches most commonly associated with Martin Luther King Jr., couldn’t come at a better time. … Continue reading

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