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My Articles at (1999-2001)
posted January 1, 2002

From 1999 to 2001 I wrote several pieces for the web magazine under the name 40th Street Black. I had the benefit of a gifted editor, Tim Cavanaugh, and I just sort of generally remember it as a really good freelance gig. I think all of the writers were more talented than I was, most by a considerable margin, so it was a lucky break for me to write that regularly in such good company. went under in I think summer 2001. I believe it had a pretty decent readership because 1) they paid well and 2) I was once on a bus with the cartoonist Greg Stump going to see a screening of the first X-Men movie and I mentioned an article I had just written for them and the guy sitting next to Greg said, "I read that article; it was good." Greg found this highly amusing.

"Tomorrow's Superwriters Today" and "Unshakeable" are both comics-related.

Here's my bio page. You can go to essays I wrote from there or directly from the list below:

Defending James Lipton
Tomorrow's Superwriters Today
Marley's Boast
Long Live Rock
The Family Business is Business
The Basket Case
Standing Oration
The Whys of Tammy Faye
George Washington Lost Here
The Importance of Being Average
Kiss My Grits
Time Out!
Wheee! The People
All the Summer's a Stage
Pass the Mustard, Please, Sister Sunshine Daisy-Hat
Bring Out Yer Dead
The Friends of Eddie Murphy
Last Man Standing
Revolting Acts
Faux Film Festival Awards
Sinners in the Hands of a Fickle Market
A Day at the Races