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My Jolie Media Blitz

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I had an exciting May 14. I woke up in the morning and read five messages from friends on my phone telling me that Angelina Jolie had announced her prophylactic mastectomy in a New York Times op-ed. I’d thought it would be just a normal day of reporting my forthcoming book Pandora’s DNA: How the breast cancer […]... Read More

Stop Using Jolie’s Surgery to Condescend to Women

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How stupid do they think we are? It’s a major medical procedure, not a manicure. My piece for Slutist.

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Jolie’s Mastectomy Decision Leaves No Place for Judgement

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Angelina Jolie’s admission that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy has a lot of people talking – and while raising awareness is invaluable, it inevitably becomes fodder for critics. I should know: Three years ago, at the age of 28, I had a prophylactic double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after learning I had a mutation […]... Read More

Trampled By the Herd: Mimes and Larp Safety

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This year’s Knutebooks — the books of larp theory put out each year by the pan-Nordic convention Knutebook — are out and available for free download here. Edited by Karete Jacobsen Meland & Katrine Øverlie Svela, this year’s trio of tomes focuses on short articles written for the layman. My piece on larp safety and the […]... Read More

Mad About the Boy in Wyrd Con Book

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The Wyrd Con Book, edited by Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek is out. The book is an anthology of essays about gaming and larp put out by California’s Wyrd Con convention. It’s available for free download here. I’ve got an essay on Mad About the Boy, the Nordic larp I helped run this October […]... Read More

Is 25% the New Standard for Tipping?

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It’s a question we all face – what’s a reasonable tip for your waiter? After all, the last thing you want is to get on the bad side of the person who handles your food. According to the New York Post, tips may be adding a bigger chunk to your bill.  Waiters in Manhattan now want […]... Read More

The Corn Curl Experiment

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AIDS, a 30-year-old corn curl, and eternal friendship. My new nonfiction essay in The Good Men Project.

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If Famous Writers Had Written Twilight…

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On a recent car-trip we mulled over the question: What if great literary writers of the last 200 years had penned Twilight? For starters, Cormac McCarthy's version would begin with necrophilia.

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Why My Family Treasures Culinary Heirlooms

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My grandmother has a 149-year old piece of cheese. This, and other tales of culinary heirlooms and the agrarian utopias they evoke, at least for the Stark household.

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In Defense of Cookbooks

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Cookbooks rule, apps drool. A piece I wrote for Bites, the Today Show food blog.

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