Tagged: Daily Beast

Goodbye To My Boobs

Categories: Blog, Clips
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Yeah, I did it. I amputated my healthy breasts at age 28 after discovering my sky-high chances of getting breast cancer. And I don't regret it one bit.

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Haute McNuggets

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Meet Erik Trinidad, the culinary wunderkind who turns Taco Bell burritos into ravioli, Subway sandwiches into Chinese stir-fry, and Boston Kremes into creme brulee. Daily Beast feature.... Read More

Celebrities: Gaming Nerds Like Us

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

Gamers have officially entered America's zeitgeist. World of Warcraft had more than 11.5 million subcribers -- the same number as the total population of Cuba -- at the end of last year. It's old news that Ted Raimi of Superman and more importantly, Xena: Warrior Princess fame is set to direct a WoW movie.  But more and more celebrities are coming out of the closet as hardcore gamer geeks. This Daily Beast gallery (full disclosure: I contribute to the Beast's Cheat Sheet) of famous gamers has a few surprise appearances -- Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Curt Schilling -- as well as well-known gamers such as Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood.... Read More

Tom Robbins Meets the Beer Fairy

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From the subversive mind of novelist Tom Robbins comes a children’s book about... beer? Yes, it’s a bedtime story with burping. A Daily Beast Feature.... Read More

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Jerk

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The protagonist of Eric Bogosian's new novel, Perforated Heart seems oddly like the author of Talk Radio. A Daily Beast interview.... Read More

Call Him Dirty Harry Potter

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Move over Twilight. The underworld's Philip Marlowe is on the case. This piece looks at bestselling author/LARPer Jim Butcher's Turn Coat, the newest in the supernatural detective series the Dresden Files.... Read More

Tomorrow’s Literary Stars Today

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A guide to some of the finest literary magazines, from Quick Fiction to One Story. The Daily Beast, March 17, 2009.... Read More

Lark and Termite Interview

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I talk to Jayne Anne Phillips, the acclaimed writer of a new novel, Lark and Termite about her writing habits, early publications, and what inspired the book.... Read More

Live Nude Book Coverage

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Here's my first books coverage: a piece on Kathleen Rooney's occupation memoir about getting nude for artists for cold hard cash. Daily Beast, February 20, 2009.... Read More

Losing Money Is Good for My Narcissistic Wall Street Patients

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To paraphrase The Notorious B.I.G., "Mo money, mo problems."  ANews Shrink column I ghostwrote.... Read More