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Lessons From The Godfather Of Gonzo Journalism

My latest piece on Tribeca Shortlist Outtake was inspired by the brilliant documentary Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Alex Gibney.  Thompson was and remains a hero of mine. Authentic swagger (which he seemed to have had in spades) is irresistible – and it’s not to be confused with insecure arrogance or empty boasting.  

From Childhood to Monsterhood in “Let The Right One In” and “The Witch”

VERY honored to be contributing to the Outtake blog over at Tribeca Shortlist.  Here’s my first piece:   Comedian Eddie Izzard has a brilliant monologue that poses the question, “Cake or death?”—a joke that hinges on how some choices are pretty obvious, or at least, a lot easier to swallow than their alternatives.