Wednesday, June 12, 2013
New column out in Style Weekly today in which I've provided the title and pitch for some new Richmond-centric television series that I would like to see. Something tells me the Virginia GOP won't be pleased with me, but they never are. Screw em'.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Ernest Hemingway at 26 - his first major book deal in hand, the book that would become 'The Sun Also Rises' - returns to Paris from NYC to face his soon-to-be ex-wife and soon-to-be new wife.
Dark in Schruns and dark across the channel where the Roosevelt, that very moment, was making its way slowly toward a berth at Cherbourg. Ernest, watching the rolling swells from the railing, was less happy than he should have been. Like an Alger story, it was all coming true: hard-working kid rises in the world through pluck and luck. Add a few good friends. Add much talent and the ability to lie when he had to. It was contemporary Alger, where steps up the ladder were not without grave costs: burned bridges and broken promises which he preferred not to think about. At twenty-six, he had become the writer he set out to be, but the seven-year apprenticeship had changed him. Old friends saw it clearly. He was harder now, less simple, his moods deeper, their shifts more sudden. His genetic inheritance was beginning to expose itself, and his sexual needs left him either restless or guilty. He loved Hadley, and he loved Pauline, who was, in bed, a different, eager experience for him. He wanted them both: wifely mother and exciting lover. With a new contract in his valise, advance money in his pocket and two women waiting for him, he was a man riding dilemma's horns. As the lights of Cherbourg began to brighten in the night, he went back to his cabin; the face in the mirror seemed, for a moment, to be a stranger's.
- Michael Reynolds, 'Hemingway: The Paris Years'
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This marks my 100th column for Style Weekly and in honor of that, I give you 100 lessons and immutable laws that I've learned thus far. Clip this out and put it in your wallet. Refer to it during times of great crisis and/or drunken merriment.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two columns in one this week - ruminations on Mother's Day and the Bloody Mary's rebirth in relation to the release of the Great Gatsby remake - out today in Style Weekly.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The ability to file ridiculous lawsuits - like suing an NBA superstar because you got depressed and fat after he got injured and caused your favorite team to lose - is one of the things that makes America great.
With that on the brain, I've decided to sue everyone and everything that has caused me distress. I've been wronged and I demand restitution!
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In this week's issue of Style Weekly I bemoan Tax Day and life in general. Also did a new 'Jack's Top Shelf' piece featuring my bartender buddy Carson Diaz.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Does the world need a better, more effective condom? It couldn't hurt. Could we also use a better, more effective Richmond VA? I'd say yes. This week in Style Weekly, I discuss both.
Do you like sophomoric condom jokes? Sleazy and completely unnecessary sexual innuendo? Me too.
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