Monthly Archives: April 2013

One of My Favorite Places: Sunny’s Bar

From the outside, Sunny’s Bar is the very picture of unassuming. A lonely building, identified with a yellow “BAR” sign, on a dark cobble-stone street at the very tip of Red Hook, a Brooklyn neighborhood cut off from the rest … Continue reading

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Movie Review: On the Road

I’ve always loved Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Most of the reasons for this should be fairly obvious: I’m an aspiring writer (is there any other kind?); I’ve bounced back and forth between New York and San Francisco several times, … Continue reading

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Desert Island Albums #2: Heartbreaker

The album cover: A close-up shot of the 25-year old (again with the boy geniuses) Ryan Adams, who appears to be wasted (given that he was notorious for his drug and alcohol problems at the time, he’s probably not acting) … Continue reading

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2013 NBA Playoff Preview

All right, taking a break from some of the heavier shit discussed earlier this week, let’s have some fun and look at this year’s NBA Playoffs. Much as I write an annual MLB Preview to my buddy Matt, every April … Continue reading

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On the Boston Marathon bombing, Zero Dark Thirty, Social Media, and Life in the 21st Century

I’ve been fighting a horrible cold, one of those illnesses that stretches on for days without any sign of improvement. The last time I remember being this sick was the most recent time I had the flu, and that was … Continue reading

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Desert Island Albums #1: Highway 61 Revisited

A brief introduction: I’m one of those people who likes lists. Greatest guitarists, best books, tastiest burritos, doesn’t matter what: If you can make a top 10 or 20 or 50 or 100 ranking of something, I will read your … Continue reading

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The Greatest Moment of My Baseball Career

As I said in my 2013 MLB Preview, I have a deep and abiding love for the game of baseball, but the sad reality is that I was never much of an athlete, nor much good at the game. I … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Song: Shadowlands by Ryan Adams

Seeing as how this blog is pretty new, I’m still working through which of my interests I’m going to write about (though I’m leaning towards: “All of them”), and how I’m going to approach each one. As those who read … Continue reading

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My Writing Sample for The Onion

Last week, a friend e-mailed me a link to the news that The Onion A.V. Club was looking to hire contributing writers. All they asked was for interested candidates to write a sample story and send it in. I figured, … Continue reading

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Gone to Look for America: An Epic Road Trip (Part 8)

Previous Posts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Day 15: Whiskeylandia I got up early on Tuesday, needing to get to Frankfort, Kentucky by 2 p.m., a three-and-a-half hour drive that also … Continue reading

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