Archive > September 2008

Review of “Doubt: A Parable” from One Star Watt’s resident theater expert

This week’s C-Ville features my review of Doubt: A Parable, a play by John Patrick Shanley showing at Live Arts through October 11. The editors had difficulty reining me in so I did not focus my review on either the guava/vodka cocktails being served at the Live Arts concession stand or on the historical fact [...]

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The bride’s ego

You never know where or when the bride’s enormous ego will surface. Case in point: “I just want a low-key wedding, Mom. Laid-back, informal, no-pressure. I don’t want to cave to the wedding industry with all its check-lists and up-dos and monogrammed water bottles.” “Sure. Fine. We’ll just do family, a few friends. I’ll arrange [...]

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A blog post about why I suck

When it’s been a while since I’ve written or created anything I can be proud of, I start to feel like I’m the most worthless person in the world. I feel like I never want to write again because I suck at it so bad. Yesterday, for instance, I spent hours writing a miserable essay [...]

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David Foster Wallace found dead

David Foster Wallace was found hanged last night at his home in Claremont, California.

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He’s still got it

Last night Letterman described McCain as a “screech owl.”

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Trying to recreate the turtle/toad/spider meme magic

Thanks to cVillain’s recent link, my blog has seen a 500% spike in traffic. It’s clear that I need to capitalize on this unforeseen fame by following up the turtle/toad/spider picture with something equally awesome. I don’t want to alienate my new fans who enjoyed the cute-tower-of-baby-creatures formula. That formula kicks ass. Why fix something [...]

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