Archive: January 2012

Last Saturday, I attended the sold out Lenny Kravitz concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Featuring opening act Raphael Saadiq, the concert was a total blast. If you didn’t make it, though, never fear. I got you. Head on over to and read my concert recap. As always, Ron Worthy [...]

My disdain for e-books and e-readers is well known. As a writer, I recognize that this is the direction publishing is leaning toward, I get that, but I still don’t like them shits. Give me a good old fashioned paper book anytime. Word to Jonathan Franzen. That’s why I was highly amused by this parody [...]

You know what I miss? Letters. I mean, actual handwritten, sealed in an envelope, and mailed off to someone letters. Before the advent of email and social media, letters were a big deal for me. I’d meet people from all over the country and we’d exchange addresses and become pen pals. Yeah, I know, it [...]

Guerrilla Mom is my favorite new blog—and I’m not even a parent. If you have children, or even if you don’t but you’re looking for a good laugh, you should definitely check it out. Created by my friend Maria Guido, who describes herself as a “former free-wheeling, joke-telling, drink slinging artist” turned “obsessive compulsive mommy,” Guerrilla [...]

  This morning, when I checked my Twitter @replies, I saw that my friend, the cereal loving DJ Heat, had tweeted she was reading my debut novel GUESTLIST.  Of course I was happy that she was reading my novel, but I wasn’t surprised. After all, DJ Heat lives in America’s Most Literate City. Washington, D.C., [...]

Literary magazine The Missouri Review found and posted this instructional video on how to read a book you don’t want to read. Hey, it’s exactly what it says on the tin, folks. Reading a book you don’t want to read is like cutting down a large tree tucked between three houses; it’s best done piece-by-piece, [...]

Author, relationship guru, small business owner, and reality TV personality Tionna Tee Smalls has released a new book entitled Men Love Abuse. While the book has been available as an e-book since the beginning of the month, yesterday (Friday, January 28) was the official release date for the paperback version. Though Men Love Abuse is the [...]

It appears that Matthew Broderick is reprising his iconic Ferris Bueller character for a commercial of some sort that will air during Super Bowl XLVI. This is all speculation based on the above ten-second teaser unearthed by Vulture. As they state: It’s not so shocking that an advertiser would bank on Broderick/Bueller’s enduring legacy as [...]

Yesterday, I visited one of my favorite places in New York City, The Strand Bookstore. Located a stone’s throw away from Union Square, The Strand houses over 18 miles of books—new, used, rare, and even out-of-print. As its website states, it is a book lovers’ treasure trove. One of the unexpected treasures I came across [...]

On Saturday, January 28, Miami nightspot Eve plays host to the listening party for #FML, the latest project from hip-hop duo The Vagabonds. The event is hosted by the duo of Baysiqly and E.R. as well as Vice City Cypher. There will be live performances by The Vagabonds, plus School Bus, Dashius Clay, Shottie (of [...]