Here’s some things I wrote that I like: some humor, some editorials, some food reviews. ALL UNBELIEVABLY FANTASTIC.
The kind of person who introduces themselves as an “influencer” takes you behind the scenes to show that in actuality, a moneyed life of leisure is only pretty amazing.
Essay about hastily formed, contrarian opinions, written in the style of an Adderall-addled Eric Garland tweetstorm.
An archetypical detective discovers his entire existence is just carefully scripted network television.
Examination of Skid Row’s lack of affordable housing and a local’s unusual method of attracting attention to that issue.
Spotlight on Palos Verdes Estates, CA’s local surfers “The Lunada Bay Boys” and their decades-long history of using intimidation and violence to keep outsiders away from their breaks.
Interviews with various people about the unusual practice of elective, adult male circumcision.
Piece for LA-centric humor site about dealing with ambition and pressure.
Profile of “black taco” entrepreneur Keith Garrett and his food stand All Flavor No Grease.
I tour the San Gabriel Valley and sample several varieties of stinky/awesome durian fruit pastries.
This essay was *surprise* written while I was at a bar alone. The Smokehouse in Burbank, to be exact. It’s great and you should go sometime.
Tongue-in-cheek support for a Scorsese film I have not seen.
One of my favorite restaurants in the whole wide world: Pa Ord in Thai Town, LA, CA.
This was written back when Ricky’s was a pop-up in a hair salon’s parking lot. Now it’s a food truck in a hair salon parking lot! Times, they change.
I spent a day with Yakov Smirnoff at his Branson theater. He’s a really interesting guy.