Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 1

In the late afternoon on June 26, 1988, after half a week in the back rows of a Greyhound, I stepped with my duffel into the gloom of the San Diego bus terminal and bummed a cigarette off a fifty-something…

The Real Movie Star Is Really Dead

I’ve been meaning to finish the story I started (see here and here) regarding my movie stardom. But between episodes two and three the real actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died an almost unspeakably sad death. I read and listened to…

Lydia Davis Hates Me

Tonight on an elliptical machine facing an enormous mirror beneath a bank of television screens playing, from left to right, The Kelly File, Mike and Molly and then Mom, Hollywood Game Night, Piers Morgan Live, Baylor vs. Kansas, and The…

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