Things I’m Verbing: Yiddish for toughs, productivity for the overworked and the blues for all of us

I write these posts trying to think both of my friends who are constantly swapping the best links on Slack all day and my friends who prefer to skim the news. For everyone, I think because of its omnipresence around (journalism) social media, you can’t forget to read “The Obama Doctrine,” Jeffrey Goldberg’s remarkable longContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Yiddish for toughs, productivity for the overworked and the blues for all of us”

Things I’m Verbing: So many hedgehogs, not enough Agent Carter and, of course, Midwest Is Best

Good morning, friends! I am back in Chicago for the first time since I moved to New York, and I have been doing a really excellent job of revisiting all my favorite haunts, including pulling a double-header with the superlative Improvised Shakespeare Company last night. (That’s a Top 5 Thing I Miss About Chicago item, byContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: So many hedgehogs, not enough Agent Carter and, of course, Midwest Is Best”

Things I’m Verbing: Custom bodies, stupid robots and little pictures

I can’t stop thinking about comics these days. I just finished up an online comics-making course with an illustrator I’ve loved from afar for years, and it’s been so energizing, not least because as a beginner, I just can’t expect perfection, which means I get to be free of perfectionism. (My fellow writers of anyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Custom bodies, stupid robots and little pictures”

Things I’m Verbing: Meta-theater, mate-finding and Marvel (obviously!)

I know there was some sportsball on either side of the Beyoncé concert this weekend, but only one thing happened on Sunday that deeply, deeply mattered to me. However, I am probably going to spill an awful lot of ink about Captain America: Civil War over the next several months, so let’s talk about women, women,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Meta-theater, mate-finding and Marvel (obviously!)”

Things I’m Verbing: Girl stuff, Jewish stuff and folk stuff

Small update from my story on Whine About It‘s Matt Bellassai: He did, in fact, win the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star. Hooray! Alas, someone in the control room sent the camera to the wrong person. Uh-oh. Either way, congrats to Matt — we both had pretty good Wednesdays! when you win the People's ChoiceContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Girl stuff, Jewish stuff and folk stuff”

Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair

Sunday was a big night for me: Though I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month several times and finished that 50,000-word story a few times in the past, this year was the first time I crossed the finish line a full day before the end of November. The story is all over the place and I’mContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair”