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dave-cullen's picture
Dec.30.2010
Let me start with a small example. Last night I updated Facebook riding home from the gym: Colorful girls laughing it up on the 1 train. Loving their energy, but tourist woman glancing up nervously, cautiously. Aw. They won't hurt u. I was really moved by the girls and then startled by the out-of-...
dave-cullen's picture
Dec.06.2010
This weekend, I got a last-minute invitation to tonight's live performance and taping of The Moth. Damn. Kristin Chenoweth, Mos Def . . . you can read the list. Any of these people would be cool to see read/perform. All of them at once. Nice. I get asked a lot why I finally moved to New York...
dave-cullen's picture
Nov.03.2010
I finally followed through on a promise made months ago, and started capturing snippets of my new life in Manhattan on youtube. Click to view at youtube (I moved from Denver July 12, after threatening to do it for a good thirty to forty years.) The first installment is on my neighborhood on...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Nov.02.2010
When asked how the business of novel writing works in today's economy, I'm almost irresistibly tempted to say it doesn't. OK. Not really fair. It does. . .sometimes. But only for a fortunate few. My first novel, Funerals For Horses -- published by the shortly-thereafter-defunct Russian Hill...
s-j-bradley's picture
Oct.12.2010
Many column inches, and TV horror shows, are devoted to the common plagues that infest the modern home: bedbugs, locusts, cockroaches, termites. Any of these aforementioned brutes can cause serious damage to the fabric and foundations of any house. In some cases, if infestation is bad, there may be...
dave-cullen's picture
Oct.08.2010
My new lightweight lifestyle caught up with me this week.  When I moved to Manhattan in July, it was starting over, so I cut loose most of my Denver. I moved by plane: a one-way ticket on United, with two carry-ons, a checked bag and a box. Sublets are great that way. The place I found is...
dave-cullen's picture
Oct.05.2010
  I really liked the interview. JK seems very grounded for a celebrity billionaire. Authentic, too.   My favorite part was actually hearing that her first book tour was very hit or miss. That gives me comfort.   Usually, promotional events on my calendar turn out pretty well....
steven-robert-travers's picture
Sep.01.2010
Just as life goes on after disaster, so too does life go on after exultation. Barry Bonds: Baseball’s Superman was a critical and financial success. I became overconfident. My contract with Lloyd Robinson and Suite A Management expired in 2002. We remained friends. He agreed to represent me on a...
s-j-bradley's picture
Jun.28.2010
It is a truth universally acknowledged throughout the writing world that no writer ever makes a killing. It's just not a profitable industry, this. Most writers spend their lives hunched bitterly over cramped desks in the corner of their bedroom / living room, cursing the day they ever lifted up...
s-j-bradley's picture
Jun.20.2010
On Saturday, I went to meet some friends in town. Cheered on by the brightness under the blinds in the morning, I donned optimistic clothing: thin skirt, frippery blouse, cotton jacket (in case it got cold). I spent the afternoon hugging myself for all I was worth, freezing to death in the biting...