Hello! What are you doing in here, some kind of identity theft?
I am the person this website was named for, which works out pretty well. (I named the website. It used to look like this.) You can send me an email if that’s the kind of thing you like to do. What else?
I’ve been a writer, reporter, editor, “humorist,” publisher, author, songwriter, blogger, cartoonist, web designer, radio announcer, truck driver and other things related and/or unrelated to words, sounds and animated gifs.
From 2006 through early 2012, I was editor of the “notorious political gossip/satire website” Wonkette.com. Previously, I edited another Gawker Media site, SPLOID. Mysteriously, I now work for Gawker.com, as National Correspondent. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was the writer/editor/sorcerer behind a number of independent news operations including the LA Examiner (both the website and the single-issue Los Angeles weekly) and Tabloid.net. At one point I was a daily newspaper reporter and Foreign Correspondent and also a wire service editor in Washington D.C., at UPI. Like most writers, I like the idea of writing books a lot better than actually writing them, but a couple of weird novel things have surfaced.
Also, I’ve written for a bunch of respectable titles, despite lacking the necessary free-lancer abilities such as “pitching stories” and “answering the phone.” Just look at all these titles of things that have published stuff I’ve written: New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, New York magazine, Reason, A Critique of America, Radar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles CityBeat, Sydney Daily Telegraph, Irish Times, Detroit Metro Times, Prospect (UK) … and others I’ve conveniently forgotten.
After a brief retirement involving Occupy Wall Street, fiction and environmental pranks/wizardry, I joined a delightful New York web presence called The Awl. You can read some of those things, if you’d like. Now I’m at Gawker.com—that link will take you to some recent stuff. Thank you for visiting. Please check the area under your seat to see if you’ve forgotten anything.