Oh John Carroll

Month: October 2013

Tom Scharpling is ending The Best Show on WFMU after 13 years on the air. It will be missed — the show is typically one of the highlights of my week.

Sandy Frazier has an excellent piece about New York’s growing homeless population in The New Yorker:

Most New Yorkers I talk to do not know this. They say they thought there were fewer homeless people than before, because they see fewer of them. In fact, during the twelve years of the Bloomberg administration, the number of homeless people has gone through the roof they do not have. There are now two hundred and thirty-six homeless shelters in the city. Imagine Yankee Stadium almost four-fifths full of homeless families; about eighteen thousand adults in families in New York City were homeless as of January, 2013, and more than twenty-one thousand children. The C.F.H. says that during Bloomberg’s twelve years the number of homeless families went up by seventy-three per cent. One child out of every hundred children in the city is homeless.

Hey! Look! It’s the trailer for the new Wes Anderson film.

On Us

I removed the poem, as it now lives here. Thanks to Mark Cugini & Big Lucks for giving it a home!

LIVE at the Writers House →

I recently had the pleasure of reading a short story at the 100th episode of LIVE at the Writers House. That episode was recorded at Kelly Writers House in West Philadelphia, then aired on WXPN.

It’s now available at the link above for your streaming and/or downloading pleasure. Enjoy!

New at McSweeney’s, by Maureen Devenny and my pal Kristen Martin.

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