Archive for the 'Post Blogger-pocalypse' Category

Backdated Movie Reviews (aka The Internet Ate My Clips)
Friday, October 2nd, 2009

One of the problems with relying on Los Internets for your job is that things can disappear. Granted, stuff vanishes in tangible reality as well (just look at newspapers) but when your writing exists as coding in a series of tubes, it can evaporate before you even realize.
And so your work, which once existed, [...]

A New Look
Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Yah change! Change is good! We like change! Oh who are we kidding — it scares us more than Sandra Bullock or bugs the size of trash cans. But it was long overdue in this case — and not just because I was using a pre-Colonial version of Wordpress.
So look around, see what you [...]

Down the Rabbit Hole
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Writing on the Internet is funny. You can cook up a post in a couple hours and watch it generate national controversy, then spend a month reporting an actual edited piece (on a far more controversial subject) and watch it barely splash the surface before sinking into Google-able obscurity.
Such was the case with this [...]

Experts in Idiocy
Friday, March 27th, 2009

As much as I loathe math (as anyone who’s ever watched me struggle to add anything with 2 digits can attest) I’m gaining a new respect for it. Why? Because it’s one of the few things in the universe that humans, as much as we try, can’t fuck up. It exists separate from us, and [...]

Five Years in Six Words
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

There’s something brilliant about six word memoirs. Paring an experience down to its simplest element can be cathartic, forcing you to shave off all the messy emotions and perceptions that calcify around your memory of What Actually Happened. So when I heard about the first anthology of six word memoirs, I thought it was a [...]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

It’s one of those Internet inevitabilities: Hang around the Web long enough, and you’re gonna get hacked by some dude named Alexei in Estonia who’s carrying out his master plan to take over every URL in creation and repurpose them all for Japanese vomit porn. Or maybe it’s just me.
Anyway, apologies for the delay [...]

Third Time’s a Charm
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Last presidential debate, last presidential debate liveblog.
Although technically I didn’t actually liveblog the first debate — my computer was down so I just yelled my would-be blog entries into the empty vacuum. Somehow shooting them into cyberspace is far more satisfying.
NOTE: The best part comes around 2/3 of the way in, when a certain [...]

Ever More Sound & Fury
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

In case you missed the fireworks last night (and are at all bothered by this fact), a few colleagues and I liveblogged the debate over at the Huffington Post. Though honestly, all there really is to take away is that if you’re a registered Republican, McCain won, and if you’re anyone else, Obama won.
UPDATE: [...]

Does Blogging About Your Life Necessarily Ruin It?
Monday, June 2nd, 2008

This piece also appeared in The Huffington Post.
Last week, I had a forced identity crisis. As it did for plenty of other women/writers/people who consume far too much media, Emily Gould’s infamous cover story and the resulting maelstrom sat in my thoughts, roiling and churning until the inside of my head looked like something envisioned [...]

Unpeaceful Queasy Feeling
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

If you’re feeling exceptionally healthy today (translation: not requiring major surgery at any point in the conceivable future) check out my article in the New York Times about anesthesia awareness. Nothing like a few traumatic and possibly unavoidable side effects to make you glad you dropped out of Intro to Bio after the first day [...]