I'm from the Great Plains, went to boarding school and college back east, and have been in New York most of the last 20 years.
I'm big on the merits of primary experience vs. 'meeting' electronically (duh), and skeptical about online dating. So prove me wrong.
I think it's the greatest job in the world because I get to go places and ask just about anything of people at what's often the most remarkable moment in their lives. I'm sent abroad from time to time--to Nairobi, Milan, Paris, Delhi, London, Berlin, and Naples semi-recently--though most of my favorite stories have been here in this country (esp. the American West). I write about art, crime, sports, politics, society, obsessive characters.
I'm a social creature and have a lot of friends in the lit and art worlds, but love meeting new people. I go to lots of parties and even throw one now and then.
On a desert island: the New Yorker, the New York Times, Granta.
If the island had an outbuilding: World of Interiors.
Purple Noon, Downhill Racer, Blowup, City of God, Donnie Darko, In the Loop, The King of Comedy, Logan's Run, Flirting With Disaster, Shallow Grave, The Long Goodbye, Hud, Swimming Pool, Get Him to the Greek, Forty-Year-Old Virg., Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp versions), Run, Lola, Run, Le Cercle Rouge, The Knack and How to Get It, Billy Liar (I LOVE Julie Christie), Election, Freeway (REALLY LOVE Reese Witherspoon), Salvador, Heavenly Creatures, The French Connection, Bad News Bears, Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang, Exotica, The Apartment, Bottle Rocket, The Quiet American, Animal House, Husbands, A History of Violence, Rancho Deluxe, True Grit (both), Jerry Maguire, The Ice Storm, Splash, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Thomas Struth, Alex Katz, Tom Wesselman, Chris Burden, Ed Ruscha, John Chamberlain, Diane Arbus, Tracy Emin, Caravaggio, Goya, Balthus, Richard Avedon, Wayne Maser, August Sander, Marc Quinn, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Parr, John Currin, Rachel Feinstein, Philip Smith, Penelope Umbrico, Gregory Crewdson, Victor Vasarely, Sarah Morris, Peter Saville, Jenny Saville, and whoever designs textiles for Scalamandre and Clarence House.
The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show, The State, Playmakers, The Young Ones, Mad Men, The Office, Outsourced, All in the Family, Columbo, Brideshead, first three seasons of The Real World (N.Y, L.A., S.F.), ATP and WTA tour on the Tennis Channel.
Deerhoof, the Velvet Underground, Superchunk, X, Neil Young, Madness, The Selecter, Suede, Ween, Malkmus and the Jicks, Magnolia Electric and Songs Ohia, Galaxie 500, Luna, Roxy Music, R.E.M., Suede, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, Stranglers, Probot, Metallica, the Rezillos, Game Theory, Seaweed, Orange Juice, John Foxx, Amplified Heat, the Shirelles, Motorhead, Cat Power, Minor Threat, Sleater Kinney, Barbara Manning, Silver Jews, Marianne Faithful, MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, Kiss, Husker Du, Joy Division, Serge Gainsbourg, Budgie, Conway Twitty, Hair soundtrack (Broadway version over movie), Lydia Lunch, Louis Loco and the Loveboats, Jesus Christo and the Christ Killers, Los Faces, Harry Skidmore, Junior Wells, Sisters of Mercy, the Jam, Big Star.
The love of my family
Noho's got the crack.
New England has the foliage but I'm not going back.
Eating chicken vindaloo.
You get a message from me.
You're stylish, romantic, joyful, and generous of spirit.
You're happy and want to be happier.
You are 1,000-percent woman.
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