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I wrote a short story called “Suicides” that’s now live at The Citron Review.

Tim Kreider has an excellent op-ed in The New York Times:

This is partly a side effect of our information economy, in which “paying for things” is a quaint, discredited old 20th-century custom, like calling people after having sex with them. The first time I ever heard the word “content” used in its current context, I understood that all my artist friends and I — henceforth, “content providers” — were essentially extinct. This contemptuous coinage is predicated on the assumption that it’s the delivery system that matters, relegating what used to be called “art” — writing, music, film, photography, illustration — to the status of filler, stuff to stick between banner ads.

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!

Photographs of writers in their workspaces. (AKA writers’ catnip)

A literary journal dedicated to previously-published work — namely, those works that cannot be found on the web.

Splitsider published a new piece that I co-wrote with my friend and collaborator Nick Klinger. It’s called “Miniature Golf Infractions,” and you can read it here.

I’d say “sorry to plug my own work again,” but this is probably one of the spaces acceptable to do so. Click to see the latest work from me and my co-writer Nick Klinger. We’ve been posting 2 or 3 things each week over at Carroll ünd Klinger. If you’re a Twitter user, you can follow our updates here.

My pal Jamie-Lee Josselyn has a great piece in the new issue of Cleaver about her last trip to a cat show.

Carroll ünd Klinger →

I’ve spent the past few months collaborating on comedy pieces with my good friend Nick Klinger. We’ve been friends for more than a decade, yet despite this relationship and our studies and careers in the arts, we never thought to work together until now.

We have work forthcoming in The Humor Section at Splitsider this July, and in Defenestration Magazine this September.  But we quickly ran into a good problem to have: we produced a lot of work we loved, but had too few outlets dedicated to comedy writing to whom we could send them.

In other words: we needed a home of our own.  So we started one:

Carroll ünd Klinger

We’ll post one new “feature” piece per week, plus shorter work intermittently.  We’ve made it hard for you NOT to follow us, so we hope you will: you have your choice of RSS, Twitter or Tumblr.  Or you can just visit the site at your leisure, like some old fogey.

You can find our first piece sandwiched between a Welcome post and a link to our Funny or Die piece: it’s called “I Took Kate Upton To Prom And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post.”

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